"ALL CAPS IN DEFENSE OF LIBERTY IS NO VICE."
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Lebanese govt hoped Israel would disarm HezbollahSo now we know. In 2006, as Israel was bombing the Lebanese highways, power supplies, airport and oil reservoirs, the Lebanese prime minister was hoping that Israel would finish “the job” quickly and successfully.
Now we know. As over a quarter of the population was displaced from their homes under a threat of missiles, tank fire and artillery, the then commander of the army and now president of Lebanon was letting the Israeli government know that the Lebanese army would stand-down. As 10,000 homes were destroyed and over 1,300 Lebanese citizens were killed, the Lebanese government’s main concern was that this very real and very brutal Israeli reinvasion might lead to a “reoccupation” of Lebanon by Syria.
The recent publication of a new spate of WikiLeaks cables in the Lebanese daily newspaper Al-Akhbaris is bound to electrify the already on-edge political standoff in Lebanon.
As Najib Mikati continues to try to form a government, the March 14 coalition continues to escalate their demands that Hezbollah disarms and the publication of the indictments in the special tribunal of Lebanon continue to loom on the horizon. These leaked diplomatic cables will either push the country over the edge or more likely add another layer to the cynicism, apathy and exhaustion that form like a scar tissue on the surface of the Lebanese public.
The day after the attacks on Lebanon began, Prime Minister Sinioura described the Israeli bombardment of the airport, highways and civilian areas as “disproportionate” and “unhelpful.” Reading the cables, it becomes clear that what Sinioura meant was that Israeli military actions were unhelpful to what was a common goal of the Israeli and Lebanese governments: the disarmament of Hezbollah, the neutralisation of its power in Lebanon, and the end of the armed resistance in Lebanon to continued Israeli occupation.
IN 2006, BUSH CAVED TO THE "INT'L COMMUNITY" AND BUSH GOT OLMERT TO CAVE.
BUSH SHOULD'VE PRODDED THE IDF ON AND NOT HEMMED THEM IN.
YUP: I BLAME BUSH.
BUSH WAS NO HAWK AND NO CONSERVATIVE. HE WAS JUST BETTER THAN GORE OR KERRY OR ANYONE ELSE IN THE GOP AT THE TIME.
I TOLD HIM TO DO THIS 20 DAYS AGO - (WHEN THE OPPOSITION WAS IN A MUCH BETTER SITUATION, TOO!):
Sunday, February 27, 2011
BREAKING: MEGRAHI BLACKMAILED GADDAFI; OBAMA SHOULD LAUNCH A CRUISE MISSILE ATTACK DIRECTLY AGAINST GADDAFIAN ATTACK BY THE USA AGAINST GADDAFI IS WARRANTED FOR TWO REASONS:
1 - BREAKING:A former Libyan official says Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi blackmailed Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi into engineering Megrahi’s release from a Scottish prison by threatening to reveal that the dictator ordered the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing, according to The Telegraph.2 - LIBYA'S JUSTICE MINISTER SAYS HE HAD PROOF THAT GADDAFI ORDERED THE LOCKERBIE BOMBING.
FOR THIS ACT OF TERROR AND MASS MURDER, OBAMA, HILLARY, GATES AND HOLDER SHOULD CONFER WITH REID, MCCONNELL, BEOHNER AND PELOSI, AND THEN ORDER A MISSILE ATTACK DIRECTLY AGAINST GADDAFI.
THIS WOULD BRING JUSTICE FOR THE USA - AND NOW THE LIBYAN PEOPLE TOO.
THERE IS NO DOWNSIDE.
THIS IS THE UMPTEENTH TIME THE USA HAS INTERVENED MILITARILY TO HELP MUSLIMS.
US FORCES HAVE SPENT BILLIONS AND WE HAVE LOST THOUSANDS OF TROOPS FOR MUSLIMS: KUWAITIS; IRAQIS; KURDS; KOSOVARS; ALBANIANS; AFGHANS; SAUDIS; AND SO ON.
NOT ONE US TROOP HAS DIED DEFENDING ISRAEL. NOT ONE COMBAT MISSIONN WAS EVER MOUNTED TO HELP ISRAEL.
SO, WHEN LEFTIES TELL YOU THE ISRAEL LOBBY RUNS THINGS, YOU JUST TELL THEM TO SFTU,
Before the revolution in Libya, British universities had a much more welcoming attitude toward taking money from dictators. In 2009, Simcox authored a report for the CSC spotlighting the role of repressive regimes in funding British universities. He found that regimes like those in Iran, China, and Saudi Arabia “were essentially buying control over British academia.”Then it's time to start investigating them too. You'll note that the Saudi prince mentioned is also very chummy with Rupert Murdoch, something still not widely discussed, which is very troubling. Is it not time to raise this as a serious issue?
Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal appointed university management committee members in Edinburgh and Cambridge. Durham University accepted cash from Iran and admitted that “pro-regime speakers” had been permitted to monopolize a school event. And Beijing was permitted to establish educational centers it termed part of its “foreign propaganda strategy.”
Though no similar study has been done, American universities have similarly courted endowments from some of the same players.
JERUSALEM – Palestinian militants in Gaza fired more than 50 rockets into Israel on Saturday, the heaviest barrage in two years, Israeli officials said, while Hamas police beat up and confiscated equipment from reporters.Notice if you will the blatant, disgusting downplay of the terrorism part by using the word "militant" to describe the terrorists, to say nothing of the needless highlight of casualty claims from the Hamas side.
A Hamas official was killed and four civilians were wounded when Israel hit back with tank fire and air strikes, said Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Adham Abu Salmia.
Israeli police spokesman Tamir Avtabi said Gaza militants fired 54 mortar shells at Israeli border communities within 15 minutes. He said two Israeli civilians were lightly wounded by shrapnel and residents were advised to stay at home or in bomb shelters.Indeed it is. Now we can see why it's good that the ship last week was stopped, because more of this would've reached Hamas then.
Hayim Yellin, head of the Eshkol region where the mortars exploded, said they were the same type as those intercepted on a cargo ship last week loaded with weapons Israel said were sent by Iran to Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said he will file a complaint at the U.N. after Saturday's unusually large barrage of rockets. In a statement, Lieberman said the Palestinians "primary goal is destroying Israel."
Bob Mack, the webmaster of Be Sure You're RIGHT, Then Go Ahead has and excellent post today, with pointed commentary, about Obama's incompetence and concludes his post with the following statement:
Ineffectual idiot or cunning covert communist, the results of Barack Obama’s Presidency are the same–incalculable and perhaps irreparable damage to the United States of America as we have heretofore known it.The GOP must get its act together and defeat Obama in 2012!
Friday, March 18, 2011
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THOUGH JUST PART-TIMERS, WE'RE BETTER THAN THEM. SPREAD THE WORD.
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The top contributors to President Obama’s re-election campaign were given an ambitious set of marching orders on Thursday, with an elite group of 450 donors each asked to raise $350,000 this year to help finance what is likely to be the most expensive political race in the nation’s history.OBAMA IS THE CANDIDATE FOR THE FAT CATS AND THE CHICAGO MACHINE, NOT THE PEOPLE.
President Obama in the Rose Garden on Thursday. His elite supporters have been asked to raise $350,000 each this year.
Jim Messina, who is managing the president’s re-election campaign, announced the new goal during a closed-door meeting of the Democratic Party’s national finance committee and advisory board. The amount is more than twice what top Democrats were asked to raise four years ago, several participants of the meeting said, and the donors could be given an even bigger goal next year.
THE TEA PARTY IS MORE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PEOPLE THAN OBAMA.
DEFEATING OBAMA WILL TAKE $1 BILLION.
WHO IN THE GOP CAN RAISE THAT KIND OF DOUGH?
CAN PAWLENTY? OR IS MITT THE ONLY GUY WHO CAN DO THAT?
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Psychologist: Western Quran schools are “terrorist factories”IN 2005 AND AGAIN IN 2007 (AND PROBABLY A FEW TIMES SINCE!) WE SAID THAT WE NEED TO CLOSE OR BOMB THESE MADRASSAS.By Eeyore
EuropeNews 23 February 2011
By Dr. Nicolai Sennels, psychologist and author
How to turn normal human beings into murderous and hateful psychopaths who blindly obey their totalitarian systems and its authorities suppressing and killing innocent people? In short: How to create a terrorist?
Violent and murderous political, ethnic and religious regimes have used the same effective methods throughout history all over the world. The procedure consists of two simple steps that are repeated again and again:
1) You force a person to repeat the system’s doctrine again and again for months and years until he or she knows every word by heart and it pervades his or her whole way of thinking and it is the only truth they believe in.
2) You beat and scare the person (best if this is done randomly and severely), thus forcing him or her to become insensitive and unempathic in order to be able to bare the physical and psychological suffering and in order to increase feelings of anger, frustration and fear – feelings that are then directed against the system’s enemies.
In this way you will create a person whose whole being is pervaded by the system’s doctrine and who has lost the ability to feel both his own and others’ pain. You will have an emotionally cold person that blindly follows his authorities and their political or religious doctrine. If you use this method on a child who is in the process of developing its personality, the learned doctrine will simply become a part of the child’s personality. The psychological impact of the physical abuse will also be deeper. As children and youth are dependent on acceptance from adults, they are easier to influence.Being a child psychologist I was shocked to realise that this is exactly what is done to millions of Muslim children in both the Muslim world and the West.
THIS WOULD BE JUST LIKE FDR DESTROYING THE BOMB FACTORIES IN WW2.
AND ANOTHER THING:
THEY ARE CREATED INSIDE ISLAMO-MISOGYNIST HOMES:
HOMES THAT TEACH YOUNG BOYS THAT MURDERING YOUR SISTER OR FEMALE COUSIN CAN REGAIN FAMILY HONOR ARE OF COURSE SIMULTANEOUSLY TEACHING THEM IT'S OKAY TO COMMIT GENOCIDE AGAINST INFIDELS.
As spring continues to unfold on Saturn, April showers on the planet’s largest moon, Titan, have brought methane rain to its equatorial deserts, as revealed in images captured by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft.
This is the first time scientists have obtained current evidence of rain soaking Titan’s surface at low latitudes. The observations are released today in the journal Science.
“Titan continues to surprise and amaze us,” said Alfred McEwen, a planetary scientist at the UA’s Lunar and Planetary Lab and a co-author on the paper. “After years of dry weather in the tropics, an area the size of Arizona and New Mexico combined was darkened by methane rain over a period of just a few weeks.”
Extensive rain from large cloud systems, spotted by Cassini’s cameras in late 2010, has apparently darkened the surface of the moon. The best explanation is these areas remained wet after methane rainstorms.
The new findings, combined with earlier results reported in Geophysical Research Letters last month, show the weather systems of Titan’s thick atmosphere and the changes wrought on the moon’s surface are affected by the changing seasons.
“It’s amazing to be watching such familiar activity as rainstorms and seasonal changes in weather patterns on a distant, icy satellite,” said Elizabeth Turtle, a Cassini imaging team associate at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, Md., and lead author of today’s publication. “These observations are helping us to understand how Titan works as a system, as well as similar processes on our own planet.”
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Chief of the Egyptian intelligence Major General Ahmad Murad, on a visit to Damascus to breaking the ice in bilateral ties, held talks with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on Thursday.MAYBE HE REALLY ISSUED ASSAD (AND IRAN) A WARNING: KEEP OUT OF GAZA AND EGYPT OR ELSE!
A statement by the President's office said Muarad and Al-Assad discussed common desire to reactivate bilateral coordination and cooperation at the highest levels.
Relations between Cairo and Damascus have been largely icy since 2006 as a result of differences over stances toward the Israeli offensive on Lebanon that year and various regional issues.
AND ANOTHER THING:
THIS MEETING COMES ON THE HEELS OF THE IDF'S INTERCEPTION OF IRANIAN WEAPONS BOUND FOR GAZA (THAT TRAVELED VIA SYRIA AND WITH THE AID OF TURKEY).
THE LAST THING THE EGYPTIAN ARMY AND INTEL' FOLKS WANT IS ANY INSTABILITY.
INSTABILITY ONLY BENEFITS IRAN - AND RUSSIA.
Jordanian Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit said yesterday the construction of Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank contradicted the search for peace.
"Israel should realize that the continuation of the two processes is impossible," Bakhit said during a meeting with the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry, according to a statement from the premier's office.
THIS IS TOTAL BULLSHIT. AND KING'S HAND-PICKED PM KNOWS IT AND SO DOES THE KING.
THE ONLY REASON THERE AREN'T TALKS NOW IS THAT FATAH IS BOYCOTTING THEM.
ARAFAT NEVER BOYCOTTED TALKS WHILE ISRAEL BUILT SETTLEMENTS.
WHY DID FATAH ADOPT THIS STRATEGY?
SIMPLE: THEY HAVE AN ALLY IN THE WHITE HOUSE.
THE ARAB SCUM OOPS ER UM I MEAN ARAB STREET DOESN'T WANT PEACE, THEY WANT ISRAEL TO DISAPPEAR.
SORRY SC*MB*GS: BARBARIC LOSERS FROM THE 11TH CENTURY DON'T GET TO DICTATE TERMS TO WINNERS IN THE 21ST CENTURY.
Via The Blaze, we find this video of Obama's former would-be pastor admitting he's an advocate of black liberation theology, attacking capitalism, Israel, America, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and reaffirming his support for socialism and marxism. Why is he still living in America then?
Britain is about to change its libel laws. This development rates as world news for a few reasons: Britain will no longer be the favored site for "libel tourism," which will have an impact on publications covering topical issues such as terrorism and those who fund it. Secondly, it demonstrates that when the United States changes its laws to right an injustice, other countries, even those with venerable legal traditions like Britain, have to follow suit.It remains to be seen if other countries around Europe will follow suit to boot, including France, which needs to abolish their own laws favoring the plaintiff in a lawsuit. If Britain does abolish their screwed up law, it'll be welcome alright, but it's just a start, since many other countries have to follow the example too, and eliminate any and all unjust rulings. One way to do this is by forming movements that campaign at their local parliaments for alterations.
Under the current law, one could bring suit against someone who published a book in the United States or an English Internet site, however obscure, for libel. The plaintiff did not have to demonstrate that he had sustained any actual loss. He just had to say that he was likely to do so. British libel laws placed the burden of proof on the defendant rather than on the plaintiff.
The British decision can be viewed as a victory for Doctor Rachel Ehrenfeld, an Israeli-American counterterrorism expert. She published a book entitled Funding Evil: How Terrorism Is Financed and How to Stop It, in which she accused Khalid bin Mahfouz, a banker to the Saudi royal family and one of the world's plutocrats. of setting up a banking system to assist Osama bin Laden and using his charitable foundations as a front for terrorist organizations.
[...] A person submitting a libel suit will have to prove, according to Kenneth Clark, the Secretary of Justice, that England and Wales are "clearly the most appropriate place in which to bring an action."
According to Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, "We are addressing libel tourism by tightening the rules, so that it is much harder to bring overseas claims to our courts when there is little connection to the UK. If such a link can't be demonstrated our judges will simply turn the case away."
English may eventually be supplanted by Mandarin Chinese, but as of now it is the world's lingua franca and therefore this is far more than a legal nicety. It is a victory for free speech worldwide.
Israel is quite right to demand an apology from CNN for doing this. Their defense of their tactic is pathetic, and they do not deserve to be watched.
Update: if anyone wants an earlier example of quotation tactics, here's a post from Comics Beat 3 years ago about the terrorist attacks that were planned against Kurt Westergaard, but thankfully foiled. The headline reads as 'Cartoonist target of "terror plot"'. And though they say at the end that a potentially even more horrible story was averted, they still showed some signs of disrespect by beginning their post that way.
March 17, 2011 Big Government Mandates Defective Washing Machines
There is no part of your life statist liberals will not intrude upon and diminish — not even your washing machine:In 1996, top-loaders were pretty much the only type of washer around, and they were uniformly high quality. When Consumer Reports tested 18 models, 13 were "excellent" and five were "very good." By 2007, though, not one was excellent and seven out of 21 were "fair" or "poor." This month came the death knell:Consumer Reports simply dismissed all conventional top-loaders as "often mediocre or worse."
What happened to them? Federal energy efficiency mandates prevent them from working properly, by limiting water use and eliminating agitator function. Apparently bureauweenies think they should do all the agitating.Efficiency standards for washing machines aren't as well-known as those for light bulbs, which will effectively prohibit 100-watt incandescent bulbs next year. Nor are they the butt of jokes as low-flow toilets are. But in their quiet destruction of a highly affordable, perfectly satisfactory appliance, washer standards demonstrate the harmfulness of the ever-growing body of efficiency mandates.
Our rulers want us to use less effective front-loaders instead:Front-loaders meet federal standards more easily than top-loaders. Because they don't fully immerse their laundry loads, they use less hot water and therefore less energy. But, as Americans are increasingly learning, front-loaders are expensive, often have mold problems, and don't let you toss in a wayward sock after they've started.When the Department of Energy began raising the standard, it promised that "consumers will have the same range of clothes washers as they have today," and cleaning ability wouldn't be changed. That's not how it turned out.In 2007, after the more stringent rules had kicked in, Consumer Reports noted that some top-loaders were leaving its test swatches "nearly as dirty as they were before washing." "For the first time in years," CR said, "we can't call any washer a Best Buy." Contrast that with the magazine's 1996 report that, "given warm enough water and a good detergent, any washing machine will get clothes clean." …[E]ven though these newer types of washers cost about twice as much as conventional top-loaders, overall they didn't clean as well as the 1996 models.
That's liberal "progress" in a nutshell: everything gets worse and costs more due to government decree.
BOTTOM-LINE: IF LEFTISM WORKED THEN WE'D ALL BE SPEAKING RUSSINA AND DRIVING YUGOS.
I GUESS THOSE ISSUES JUST DON'T RATE AS HIGH ON OBAMA'S LIST AS B-BALL AND HELPING OUT HIS CRONIES IN THE CHICAGO MACHINE AND IN THE GOVERNMENT UNIONS.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
JERUSALEM — The rival Palestinian leaderships of the West Bank and Gaza appeared to be taking practical steps on Wednesday toward ending their schism, in a rare response to public pressure for national unity after years of deep division.Hamas and Fatah (also called the Palestinian Authority or the Palestinian Liberation Organization) share the same goal of destroying Israel.
The new talk of unity came as Israel displayed weaponry it seized after intercepting a merchant ship on Tuesday. Israeli leaders said the weapons, including six advanced land-to-sea missiles, originated in Iran, were loaded aboard in Syria and were ultimately bound for Gaza.
President Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah, who leads the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, said Wednesday that he was ready to go to Gaza and meet with Ismail Haniya, the leader of the Hamas government who on Tuesday had invited Mr. Abbas and Fatah to resume unity talks. Mr. Abbas said the purpose would be to reach agreement on the formation of a new government that could prepare for Palestinian presidential and parliamentary elections within six months.
Mr. Haniya issued a statement saying that he had started discussions with other Hamas leaders and aides to arrange to receive Mr. Abbas. It would be Mr. Abbas’s first visit to Gaza since Hamas, the Islamic militant group, took control of the Palestinian coastal enclave in June 2007.
From the Charter of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (which, as you can see, is proudly displayed on the United Nations website):
So,Article 11: The Palestinian people firmly believe in Arab unity, and in order to play its role in realizing this goal, it must, at this stage of its struggle, preserve its Palestinian personality and all its constituents. It must strengthen the consciousness of its existence and stance and stand against any attempt or plan that may weaken or disintegrate its personality.
Article 12: Arab unity and the liberation of Palestine are two complementary goals; each prepares for the attainment of the other. Arab unity leads to the liberation of Palestine, and the liberation of Palestine leads to Arab unity. Working for both must go side by side.
Article 17: The partitioning of Palestine, which took place in 1947, and the establishment of Israel are illegal and null and void, regardless of the loss of time, because they were contrary to the will of the Palestinian people and its natural right to its homeland, and were in violation of the basic principles embodied in the Charter of the United Nations, foremost among which is the right to self-determination.
Article 18: The Balfour Declaration, the Palestine Mandate System, and all that has been based on them are considered null and void. The claims of historic and spiritual ties between Jews and Palestine are not in agreement with the facts of history or with the true basis of sound statehood. Judaism, because it is a divine religion, is not a nationality with independent existence. Furthermore, the Jews are not one people with an independent personality because they are citizens to their states.Article 19: Zionism is a colonialist movement in its inception, aggressive and expansionist in its goal, racist in its configurations, and fascist in its means and aims. Israel, in its capacity as the spearhead of this destructive movement and as the pillar of colonialism, is a permanent source of tension and turmoil in the Middle East, in particular, and to the international community in general. Because of this, the people of Palestine are worthy of the support and sustenance of the community of nations.
Article 22: The Palestinian people believe in peaceful co-existence on the basis of legal existence, for there can be no coexistence with aggression, nor can there be peace with occupation and colonialism.
Article 23: In realizing the goals and principles of this Convent, the Palestine Liberation Organization carries out its full role to liberate Palestine in accordance with the basic law of this Organization.Article 24: This Organization does not exercise any territorial sovereignty over the West Bank in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, on the Gaza Strip or in the Himmah Area. Its activities will be on the national popular level in the liberational, organizational, political and financial fields.
1) the PLO declares the land/nation of Israel (which was created by the U.N.), the Balfour Declaration, and "the establishment of the Israel" to be null and void.
2) They declare Zionism (the idea that Israel should be a nation for the Jewish people) to be "coloniaism".
3) They declare their can be no peace with "colonialism".
Obviously this means there can be no peace with Israel, or any Israeli who wants to work towards the continued existence of Israel.
"Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it." (The Martyr, Imam Hassan al-Banna, of blessed memory).
The Prophet, Allah bless him and grant him salvation, has said:
"The Day of Judgement will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Muslims, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews." (related by al-Bukhari and Muslim).
I think they are overplaying their hand. I don't think the Arab world has built up the necessary good will to be able to force through the annihilation of the Jewish state at this point. The rioting and instability across the Muslim world, of late, has not exactly enamored the people of the West of the cause of further Islamization.
Arab unity and the liberation of Palestine are two complementary goals; each prepares for the attainment of the other. Arab unity leads to the liberation of Palestine, and the liberation of Palestine leads to Arab unity. Working for both must go side by side.
Reviews of Rep. Pete King’s opening round of hearings into “Muslim radicalization” are lousy. King blames the Muslim lobby and the media. But he’s the one who blew it.The hearings may have helped to draw attention to CAIR, and expose Keith Ellison as a sob-storyist, but so long as he refuses to show any real guts and continues to play both sides of the same coin, he's not helping America in the fight against Islamofascism.
King, the Republican head of the House Homeland Security Committee, deserves thrashing not because the hearing was an exercise in Muslim-bashing, as Democrats and the media unfairly charged. Far from it, the tenor of the questioning was respectful.
The problem, rather, was King didn't even come close to delivering what he advertised with his investigation, titled "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response."
Or lack of response, as King repeatedly claimed in the buildup to the hearings. He said FBI agents and other cops working terrorism cases constantly complain about the lack of cooperation from the Muslim community. Mosque officials and other Muslim leaders actually encourage such resistance, he said.
These are explosive charges. Basically, he suggested that the Muslim leadership in this country is protecting jihadists, and possibly facilitating another terror attack on U.S. soil. Yet the seven witnesses King called to testify included no national law enforcement officials to back him up. Nor did he subpoena any of the offending Muslim leaders to address these allegations under oath.
Atlas Shrugs has a SIOA flyer calling on King to summon real witnesses and experts, and not to act as though they're the enemy or the problem.
BERLIN – A think-tank affiliated with Germany’s Social Democratic Party issued a new report last week that revealed high levels of anti-Semitism in Germany, Poland and Hungary, as well as varying manifestations of racism, homophobia and prejudice in eight European countries.I just have to question why homophobia is included here - I recognize that gays and lesbians are human, but I don't approve of the practice. Is that some kind of moral equation? Something which, in fact, is brought up later.
Dr. Beate Küpper, a researcher from the University of Bielefeld who co-authored the Friedrich Ebert Foundation’s study along with her colleagues Andreas Zick and Andreas Hoevermann, told The Jerusalem Post on Monday that the study showed a strong presence of “anti-Semitism that is linked with Israel and is hidden behind criticism of Israel, and is not neutral.”Not to anyone familiar with their history during WW2, when Polish Jews were betrayed by the Polish populace to the nazis.
She termed the outbreak of Jew-hatred in Germany “remarkable” because there were widespread Holocaust remembrance and education events in Germany.
The study – “Intolerance, Prejudice, Discrimination: A European Report” –questioned roughly 1,000 people in each of the selected EU countries.
The investigation was limited to Great Britain, Holland, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Hungary, Poland and France due to financial restrictions and requisite expertise in each country to track anti-democratic attitudes, according to Küpper.
Asked to respond to the statement that “Israel is conducting a war of extermination against the Palestinians,” 47.7 percent of the study’s participants in Germany expressed agreement – the highest number in Western Europe.
The statement is a typical question used to probe attitudes about equating Israel with the Nazi campaign to exterminate European Jewry. [...]
Given Poland’s lukewarm foreign policy toward Israel, the finding that 63.3% of the Poles questioned agree that Israel is seeking to obliterate Palestinians may be deeply alarming to some.
The statement “Considering Israel’s policy, I can understand why people do not like Jews” met with 35.6% affirmation in Germany, while 35.9% of British respondents were in agreement. In the Netherlands, 41.1% favored the assertion, as did 55.2% in Poland, 45.6% in Hungary and 48.8% in Portugal. France declined to participate.I think that too is alarming. Who knew that women's rights in those particular parts of Europe were still well behind, or that some males there might still hold contempt?
The researchers also asked whether “Jews try to take advantage of having been victims during the Nazi era.”
Almost half the Germans questioned responded in the affirmative; the country’s 48.9% result was the highest among the Western European countries. The Netherlands provided the lowest percentage, with 17.2% affirming that Jews were trying to exploit the Nazi era. The number for Poland was 72.2%, and Hungary reached 68.1%. France reached 32.3%, England 21.8%, Portugal 52.2% and Italy 40.2%.
Küpper said that Poland and Hungary were also plagued by extraordinary levels of sexism [...]
A handful of German scholars, including Dr. Lars Rensmann, Dr. Matthias Küntzel and Dr. Clemens Heni, have investigated the phenomenon of secondary anti-Semitism in their writings.It's definitely bewildering when you find that, despite how Muslims in Europe are the ones really causing all the problems, some Europeans still refuse to let go of their prejudicial POV on the Jewish community and its religion.
Heni told the Post on Monday that “the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation study is based on the so-called ‘group-oriented enmity.’ This is a mainstream concept in Germany, introduced by Wilhelm Heitmeyer, among others, some 10 years ago, to downplay anti-Semitism and to equate genocidal anti-Semitism with enmity against jobless people, homosexuals, women and foreigners.”
He said it was “a ridiculous concept” because, for example, “equating anti-Semitism with enmity toward Islam is an obfuscation of Islamic and Muslim anti-Semitism. We have a steadily increasing number of Muslims in Europe, while Jews – like in the Netherlands – are thinking of leaving this continent due to anti- Semitic incidents and a political culture based on hatred of Jews.”
According to Heni, “the study seems to be reluctant to deal honestly with new anti- Semitism, which is a component of political Islam as well as left-wing and mainstream anti-Zionism in the West.”And the biggest problem is how the European right is not doing enough to combat them.
He used the term “lethal obsession” from the Hebrew University’s Prof. Robert Wistrich, an international authority on anti-Semitism, to describe what differentiated anti-Semitism from xenophobia and other forms of hatred.
“The new anti-Semitism is spread not just by neo-Nazis,” Heni said, but also “by mainstream left-wing members of parliament, left-wing activists, extremist Muslims and the European elites likewise.”
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Peter Suderman | March 15, 2011OK, so not everyone is getting a waiver to opt out from one of the new health care law’s requirements. But perhaps everyone should. Already the Department of Health and Human Services seems to have decided that, at least in the reasonably near future, waivers will be handed out generously to unions, businesses, and state governments alike. Last week, Maine became the first state to officially receive an exemption from the law’s medical loss ratio provision, which requires insurers to spend a minimum percentage of premium revenue on government-defined “clinical services.” HHS has also approved waivers for more than 1,000 businesses and unions—covering a total of about 2.6 million individuals—in order to prevent those employers from dropping health coverage for their employees.
Maybe this suggests that there are problems with the law?
Saturday, March 12, 2011
IF OBAMACARE IS SO GOOD, THEN WHY ALL THE WAIVERS?THE STATE OF MAINE GOT A WAIVER.
MAINE ISN;T ALONE: MORE THAN 1000 OTHER COMPANIES AND UNIONS HAVE GOTTEN WAIVERS TOO.
WELL, IF OBAMACARE CUTS COSTS AND EXPANDS CARE, THEN WHY ALL THE WAIVERS!?
COULD IT BE BECAUSE IT REALLY SUCKS BIG-TIME?
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Friday, February 04, 2011
OBAMACARE IS JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF BREZHNEV SOCIALISM AKA: THE CHICAGO MACHINEWHAT BREZHNEV DID TO THE USSR, THE CHICAGO MACHINE HAS DONE TO CHICAGO: IT'S A DYSFUNCTIONAL, BANKRUPT HELL-HOLE RUN BY CORRUPT SOCIALISTS.
AND LIKE ALL GOOD MEMBERS OF THE CP IN THE USSR, MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS OF THE MACHINE LIKE GET SPECIAL DEALS:
WE CALLED OBAMA A BREZHNEV SOCIALIST A MONTH BEFORE THE ELECTION IN 2008.
WE WERE RIGHT - AND THE OBAMACARE WAIVERS PROVE IT ONCE AGAIN - JUST AS MUCH AS THE GM BAILOUT DID AND JEFF IMMELT'S RECENT APPOINTMENT DOES AND BILL DALEY'S APPOINTMENT DOES.
IF OBAMACARE WAS ANY GOOD THEN NOBODY WOULD WANT A WAIVER.
THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE IT FAIR IS TO GIVE EVERYONE A WAIVER.
Posted by Reliapundit @ 5:40 PM ; PERMALINK
Thursday, January 27, 2011
THE ULTIMATE FIX FOR OBAMACARE: CONGRESS SHOULD JUST GRANT EVERY CITIZEN A WAIVER!Because Obamacare is fundamentally flawed, Obama is granting waivers left and right: 729 so far.
The GOP controlled House has already voted to repeal it, but - as long as Harry Reid controls the Senate, and Obama is in the White House - it's not going anywhere fast.
Instead of spending a lot of time tinkering with it, Congress should just treat all of us regular folk the way Obama treats his cronies: by granting us all waivers.
YEAH: NOT JUST 729 WAIVERS, BUT 330 MILLION WAIVERS.
It's the ULTIMATE FIX!
Posted by Reliapundit @ 12:45 PM ; PERMALINK
REGULAR READERS KNOW THAT WE SCOOP THE BIGGIES ALL THE TIME. SPREAD THE WORD.
NOW, THE FREE WORLD HAS TO ALSO PUNISH SYRIA, TURKEY AND IRAN FOR ATTEMPTING TO SMUGGLE THE WEAPONS INTO GAZA.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
THIS IS WHAT IRAN BROUGHT THRU THE SUEZ AND INTO THE MEDITERRANEAN:
WE SHOULD EXPEL TURKEY FROM NATO.
JERUSALEM – Two members of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ official security forces were arrested in conjunction with this past weekend’s bloody massacre in which five family members were brutally stabbed to death inside their home in the Jewish village of Itamar, WND has learned.West also notes that generals Keith Dayton and Jim Jones, the latter a former Bush envoy who became Obama's national security adviser, were in charge of training these "security forces" and Jones even opposed US laws that prohibit US companies from supporting Arab boycotts of Israel. In fact, Caroline Glick spoke about this 2 years earlier.
The names of the apprehended suspects will be released to the Israeli media within hours but were revealed to WND by security officials working on the murder.
Two cousins are now in Israeli custody and are suspected in the slayings. Ahmed Awad is an officer in Abbas’ Preventative Security Services in the northern West Bank city of Nablis. Iyad Awad is an officer in Abbas’ General Intelligence services in Ramallah.
Both the Preventative and General Intelligence services of Fatah are armed, trained and funded by the U.S.
The duo did not personally carry out the murders, but rather they assisting in the planning and logistics, informed security sources told WND.
Since the late 1990s, the U.S. has run training bases for PA militias. The U.S. also has provided hundreds of millions of dollars in financial aid and weapons to build up the PA militias.
Since 2007, the U.S. has stepped up its efforts at training the PA, including a new, advanced program for Palestinian police to train 500 to 600 cadets at a time at the American bases.
The U.S. currently operates training bases for the PA police and other militias, such as Force 17 and the Preventative Security Services in the West Bank city of Jericho and the Jordanian village of Giftlik
Bush and Condoleeza Rice both owe an apology, along with Dayton and Jones for helping lead to this abomination. And Congress is going to have to call on the government to withdraw all funding and training for Fatah. There is a very serious case that's going to have to be made here, and even conservatives are going to have to take responsibility.
Update: Big Journalism discovers the NY Times desecrating the victims in favor of the terrorists, and once again explaining why nobody should buy them.
Update 2: Jeff Dunetz discusses how the MSM - including FOX News - dehumanized the victims, and once again, I am absolutely shocked at some people who would totally whitewash News Corp when they're no different than any other leftist media bastion.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
HOW WE CAN END THE BUDGETARY STRANGLEHOLD OF THE UNIONS IN ONE FELL SWOOP: BAN DEFINED-BENEFITS PENSIONS FOR GOVERNMENT WORKERS
THEY ARE CURRENTLY UNDERFUNDED BY OVER 3 TRILLION DOLLARS.
EACH GOVERNMENT WORKER SHOULD GET A PENSION BENEFIT DEFINED BY THEIR PERSONAL CONTRIBUTION - JUST LIKE IN MOST OF THE WORKERS IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR.
AND GOVERNMENT WORKERS SHOULDN'T BE ALLOWED TO COLLECT UNTIL THEY REACH AGE 65.
The Security Cabinet decided Sunday to establish an index that would monitor Palestinian Authority incitement against Israel and the Jewish people. The "Culture of Peace and Incitement Index" was developed by professional Government and security establishment elements.I take it this will be a special website, but so far, I can't tell if there is one yet. But when there is, either me or anyone else who knows about it should announce it at once.
The announcement is linked to the horrific massacre in Itamar, which the government sees as resulting from PA incitement. Vice Prime Minister Moshe Ya'alon said Sunday that continued PA incitement would makes any agreement signed by it worthless.
The Index considers four main issues: Explicit incitement to violence, encouraging an atmosphere of violence and terrorism, incitement to hatred and demonization, and the failure to prepare people for positive processes.
It was agreed that the Index would be constantly updated and presented in various forums in order to influence the Palestinian Authority to stop its ubiquitous incitement to, and education for, violence.
The high-profile establishment of the Index could signal a shift in official Israeli policy vis-a-vis the PA. Israelis who favor appeasing the PA tend to ignore incitement activity, focusing instead on actual terror acts. These are usually not officially authorized by the PA, and are often carried out by groups whose connection to the PA leadership is difficult to prove. Moving the focus to incitement lays the blame for terror directly at the PA's doorstep and could put an end to the terrorist's shell game regarding responsibilty for the actual attacks.
FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE BAN VIDEO ABOUT ITAMAR SLAYING; THEREFORE WE SHOULD ALL BOYCOTT FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE
Video of Friday’s slaying of Jews by Palestinians banned by YouTube and FacebookTHE PEOPLE RUNNING FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE/GOOGLE ARE LEFT-WING DHIMMI ISLAMO-FASCIST APPEASING SCUM.
The video at this link was removed by YouTube and Facebook within two hours of posting. We thought you had a right to see it.
Meanwhile in Gaza “residents from the southern city of Rafah hit the streets Saturday to celebrate the terror attack in the West Bank settlement of Itamar where five family members were murdered in their sleep, including three children.
Residents handed out candy and sweets, one resident saying the joy “is a natural response to the harm settlers inflict on the Palestinian residents in the West Bank.”
THEY SHOULD BE TREATED ACCORDINGLY.
The government responded to the murder of the Fogel family by approving 500 new residential units in Judea and Samaria. All of them are in major population centers.That's something they're going to have to do, if they want to be more convincing.
Council of Jewish Communities in Judea and Samaria Chairman Danny Dayan called the approval “a very small step in the right direction.” He noted, “We are lacking 1,000 residential units in Judea and Samaria as of today. More buildings need to be approved addition to building a new neighborhood in Itamar in the name of the murder victims.”
The 500 new units, approved by a ministerial committee Saturday night, are to be built in Maaleh Adumim, Ariel and Kiryat Sefer, adjacent to Modi’in. No new construction was approved in smaller communities, such as Itamar.
According to this article, the victims were expellees from Gaza.
At the funeral, which many attended, Moshe Ya'alon had the following to say:
Vice Prime Minister Moshe Ya'alon said at the funeral: "The murder reminds us all that the struggle and conflict are not about the size of Israel and its borders but about our very existence. The main thing is the ancient right of the Jewish people to its Land, a right we never renounced, and by which we returned to our land after thousands of years."That "education" is Islam, remember.
"When we think of these murderers, we know that they operate against a background of education that teaches them Jews are fair game," Yaalon added. "[This education] did not begin recently or in 1967. It began at the start of the Zionist enterprise and even before it. As long as this murderous education goes on, as long as the incitement continues, any agreement we sign is not worth the paper it will be written upon, because it will be immediately violated ny those who are the products of this education."
VIDEO: AN AWESOME SPEECH BY AN AUSTRIAN PARLIAMENTARIAN AGAINST THE ONE-WAY TOLERANCE OF THE ROMANTIC DUPES ON THE LEFT
WHICH IS WHY I HAVE LONG ARGUED THAT TO DEFEAT THE JIHADISTS WE NEED TO FIRST DEFEAT THE LEFT.
THIS MAN MAKES THE POINT MOST COURAGEOUSLY. BRAVO!
WITHOUT THE ENABLERS ON THE LEFT FUNCTIONING AS A FIFTH COLUMN, THE ISLAMIZATION OF EUROPE WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE.
WHICH IS WHY I HAVE LONG ARGUED THAT TO DEFEAT THE JIHADISTS WE NEED TO FIRST DEFEAT THE LEFT.
Tens of thousands of Lebanese on Sunday demanded Hizbullah to be disarmed as they marked the sixth anniversary of a popular uprising against Syrian forces in the country. "It is impossible that any of us here accept tutelage over Lebanon again, whether foreign domination or the domination of arms within Lebanon working for foreign interests," said outgoing prime minister Saad Hariri.
"It is impossible to accept that these weapons ... continue to be turned against the democratic will of the people," added Hariri. "It is impossible to give up the truth, justice and Lebanon," he added. "We won't give up our freedom and we will defend our democracy and constitution."
"You know very well there was nothing impossible to achieve since Rafik Hariri was killed and since the day we met six years ago with the same Lebanese flags," Hariri told the cheering crowd.
ONLY A FEW MONTHS HARIRI SUCKED ASSAD'S YOU KNOW WHAT AND CRITICIZED ISRAEL.
HE'S ABOUT AS WISE AND BRAVE AS THE UN AND OBAMA - WHICH IS TO SAY A COWARDLY IDIOTIC DUPE AND/OR AN APPEASING PIECE OF CRAP.
THE UNSCR SHOULD HAVE LONG AGO FORCIBLY DISARMED HIZBALLAH, INSTEAD, THEY STOOD BY AND WATCHED AS IT HAPPENED UNDER THEIR NOSES.
THE ONLY WAY TO LIBERATE LEBANON FROM HIZBALLAH AND SYRIA IS TO OVERTHROW THE ISLAMO-FASCIST REGIME IN IRAN.
THE SOONER THE BETTER. PRETTY SOON IRAN'S MULLAHS WILL BE NUCLEAR ARMED.
EVERY TIME THERE IS AN ATTACK ON ISRAEL -AND THEY SHOULD ANNOUNCE THIS POLICY.
EITHER A ROCKET ATTACK FROM GAZA, OR LEBANON, OR AN ATTACK AGAINST A SETTLEMENT,
THE IDF SHOULD RETAKE A SQUARE MILE OF TERRITORY FROM FATAH OR HAMAS,
AND ATTACK AND KILL 100X AS MANY ARAB MUSLIMS (REGARDLESS OF THEIR STATUS IN ANY ANTI-ZIONIST GROUP)
AS THE NUMBER OF ISRAELIS KILLED.
CURRENTLY, GAZANS AND ARABS IN JUDEA AND SAMARIA PAY NO PRICE FOR THE ACTS OF TERROR WHICH EMANATE FROM THEIR MIDST AND WITH THE ASSENT OF THEIR LEADERSHIP.
IF WE WANT THE VIOLENCE TO END, THEN THIS "FREE RIDE" MUST END:
THEY MUST BE MADE TO PAY A PRICE FOR THEIR ATTACKS AGAINST ISRAEL SO THEY DEMAND THESE ATTACKS STOP.
(THE "100X" IS NOT ARBITRARY - OR EVEN HIGH BY ARAB STANDARDS:
THIS IS LESS THAN THE NUMBER ARAB MUSLIMS THEMSELVES PUT ON THEIR OWN WHEN NEGOTIATING TRADES OF PRISONERS WITH THE G.O.I., OFTEN TELLING ISRAEL THAT THEY WANT 1000 OF THEIR OWN RELEASED FOR EACH SINGLE ISRAELI.)
UPDATE: WATCH THIS VIDEO, AND THEN TELL ME WE SHOULDN'T DEMAND THE IDF LEVEL THE VILLAGE OF AWARTA IN RETRIBUTION AND FOR DETERRENCE: