"ALL CAPS IN DEFENSE OF LIBERTY IS NO VICE."
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Arabs from Burin, encouraged and supported by extreme left-wing activists, started a huge fire near Burin on Friday.Several days ago, the Knesset decided not to investigate leftist groups for corrupt activities; it may have been for how they get their funding. If any are responsible for encouraging this mess, I think it'd be in the best of interests to investigate them for it.
The Shomron Regional Council reported that the fire spread up a nearby mountain and came dangerously close to the homes of the nearby community of Givat Ronen.
Firefighters who were called to put out the fire were pelted with stones, causing one of them injuries to his face, said the Council.
The attackers only retreated when IDF soldiers arrived on the scene and fired warning shots into the air.
VIDEO: OBAMA'S CURRENT POSITION ON RAISING THE DEBT-CEILING NOW IS AS POLITICAL AS HIS POSITION AGAINST RAISING IT WAS IN 2006
HIS POSITION - AND THAT OF HIS COMRADES IN THE SENATE AND IN THE HOUSE - IS JUST AS POLITICAL NOW.
IN HIS PRIME-TIME NATIONAL TV ADDRESS, OBAMA PRAISED REAGAN FOR SIGNING 18 - COUNT 'EM 18 - DEBT CEILING INCREASES; THAT'S MOTE THAN 2/YEAR FOR EACH YEAR REAGAN SERVED.
OBAMA PRAISED DUBYA FOR SIGNING 7 - THAT'S ALMOST ONE EVERY YEAR HE SERVED.
BUT OBAMA - AND HIS COMRADES IN THE SENATE AND IN THE HOUSE - ARE REFUSING TO SIGN ANY BILL THAT REQUIRES OBAMA SIGN MERELY 2 IN HIS ENTIRE FIRST TERM!
WHAT A FREAKING HYPOCRITE! IN ONE BREATH HE PRAISES REAGAN AND BUSH FOR DOING SOMETHING THAT IN THE NEXT BREATH HE REFUSES TO DO!
THESE LEFTIST SCUM SIMPLY DO NOT WANT THE ISSUE TO COME UP NEXT YEAR, AN ELECTION YEAR.
AND THEY WANT TO BLAME THE GOP FOR THE IMPASSE!
OBAMA AND HIS COMRADES IN THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE ARE HYPOCRITICAL, LYING LEFTIST SCUM WHO ARE PUTTING THEIR OWN CAREERS AHEAD OF OUR GOVERNMENT'S FINANCES, OUR NATIONS ECONOMY, AND OUR COUNTRY'S FUTURE.
Libyan rebels say the gunmen who shot dead their military chief were members of an Islamist-linked militia that is allied to their struggle to overthrow veteran leader Muammar Gaddafi.
The assassination of Abdel Fattah Younes, apparently by his own side, has hurt the opposition just as it was winning broader international recognition and launching an offensive against Gaddafi's forces in the west of the country.
It will deepen concerns among the rebels' Western backers including the United States, keen to see them prevail in a five-month-old civil war but frustrated by their lack of unity and nervous about the influence of Islamists.
I FEEL THAT THESE LIBYAN ISLAMISTS MUST HAVE AID - AND THAT THEY ARE GETTING AID FROM IRAN - LIKE ASSAD AND NASRALLAH AND THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD IN EGYPT.
THEREFORE, IF WE WANT THE REBELLION IN THE ARAB WORLD TO BECOME AN "ARAB SPRING", THEN WE MUST CHANGE THE REGIME IN IRAN.
THE ROAD TO PEACE GOES THOUGH TEHRAN.
Of all the leftover business for the Obama administration as U.S. troops prepare to leave Iraq at the end of the year, nothing is more symbolic of the continuing threats there — and throughout the region — than the case of a Lebanese Hezbollah operative named Ali Mussa Daqduq.
Daqduq has been one of Iran’s top covert operatives in Iraq, according to U.S. officials. He was captured in March 2007 by U.S. forces in Basra who had evidence that he had plotted (with Iranian help) a kidnapping in Karbala that January that resulted in the deaths of five American soldiers. U.S. satellite photos showed the Iranians had even built a mock-up of the Karbala facility inside Iran to practice the kidnapping.
Herein lies the Daqduq conundrum, which has been the subject of weekly interagency meetings this summer: The White House is leaning against releasing a prisoner who has American blood on his hands. But how should he be prosecuted?
ER, UM... HOW 'BOUT ... A MILITARY TRIBUNAL AND THE DEATH PENALTY? AS FDR WOULD HAVE DONE! AS THE CONGRESSIONAL LAW ALLOWS.
THAT OBAMA DOESN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THIS PIECE OF IRANIAN BACKED ISLAMO-TERRORIST PIECE OF CRAP TELLS YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OBAMA:
INDECISIVE AT BEST.
THE HOUSE HAS PASSED 3 DEBT-CEILING BILLS AND THE SENATE HAS KILLED THEM ALL. SO TELL ME: WHO IS DRIVING THIS COUNTRY OFF A CLIFF?
THE NYTIMES SAYS APTLY: THE SENATE HAS KILLED THE BILL.
I THINK THEY ARE KILLING THE ECONOMY, AS WELL. IT'S NOT JUST ME EITHER:
Austan Goolsbee, the departing chairman of the president’s Council of Economic Advisers, pointed to weakening confidence by consumers and businesses as evidence that months of battles over government borrowing and finances had taken a toll.
“Uncertainty over the debt ceiling has been radioactive,” Mr. Goolsbee said. “You certainly don’t want to give yourself multiple doses in a short period of time.”
WITHOUT A DEAL, WE ARE HEADED FOR A CRASH AT LEAST AS BAD AS THE ONE LAST CENTURY.
LET ME BE CLEAR ABOUT THIS: I DON'T THINK A CRASH IS WARRANTED, BY ANY RATIONAL MEASURE; I BELIEVE THAT THE IRRATIONAL EMOTIONAL RESPONSE IN THE MARKETS WILL BE DEVASTATING.
MANY COMPANIES WHOSE PROFITS COME FROM IMPORTING VAST AMOUNTS OF PRODUCT FROM ASIA HAVE PUT ALMOST EVERYTHING ON HOLD UNTIL THIS CRISIS IS SOLVED.
AS A RESULT, THINGS HAVE GROUND TO A HALT IN MANY BUSINESS/TRADE ARENAS.
THEY SIMPLY DO NOT KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE DOLLAR (AS A RESULT OF THE EMOTIONAL RESPONSE TO A POSSIBLE DEFAULT) AND CAN'T RISK GREATER EXPOSURE.
I'LL PUT THI IN FINITE TERMS - MAKE IT A PREDICTION:
WITHOUT A DEAL - ANY DEAL -BY NEXT FRIDAY, THERE WILL BE A CRASH OF THE US STOCK MARKETS AT LEAST AS BAD AS THE ONE IN 2008, AND THE DOLLAR WILL CRASH AS WELL TO ITS LOWEST LEVEL EVER.
Thanks for contacting your legislators, and for sticking with us through out tweeting today. We're done now, we swear.Yep, they're done, all right.
More than 40,000 Twitter followers lost in one day.
What kind of President launches a Twitter war, anyway? This kind:
...The secret of Mr. Obama is that he isn't really very good at politics, and he isn't good at politics because he doesn't really get people....
Friday, July 29, 2011
CUZ LIKE, THERE ARE A LOT OF CONSERVATIVES COMLAINING ABOUT BOEHNER BEING A RINO AND HIS COMPROMISE BEING TERRIBLE AND HOW WE'RE NO SUPPOSED TO CHALLENGE EVERY GOP'ER WHO SUPPORTED ANY COMPROMISE.
WELL, I'M SAYING A FEW RINOS IN THE SENATE WOULD HAVE IMPROVED OUR POWER.
IOW: ELECTABILITY MATTERS.
AND SO DOES GETTING A MAJORITY IN THE SENATE.
(ESPECIALLY ON SUPREME COURT NOMINATIONS.)
BOTTOM-LINE: DON'T MAKE THE PERFECT THE ENEMY OF THE GOOD.
Coolly defiant, Pfc. Naser Abdo shouted "Nidal Hasan Fort Hood 2009!" as he was led out of the courtroom Friday, an apparent homage to the suspect in the worst mass shooting ever on a U.S. military installation. He condemned the attack less than a year ago, but is now accused of trying to repeat it.
Investigators say Abdo, who cited his Muslim beliefs in requesting conscientious objector status last year, was found in a motel room three miles from Fort Hood's main gate with a handgun, an article titled "Make a bomb in the kitchen of your Mom" and the ingredients for an explosive device, including gunpowder, shrapnel and pressure cookers. An article with that title appears in an al-Qaida magazine.
... Police and the Army say Abdo admitted plotting an attack, but in Fuhais, Jordan, his father insisted the allegations were "all lies from A to Z."
"My son loved people no matter who they are, whether Jews or Christians," Jamal Abdo said. "Naser is not the kind of a person who harbors evil for the other people, he cannot kill anyone and he could not have done any bad thing."
Jamal Abdo, 52, is a Jordanian who lived near Fort Hood in Killeen for 25 years until he was deported from the United States last year after being convicted of soliciting a minor.
THESE ARE THE FRUITS OF ISLAM: LYING, CHILD ABUSE, ISLAMO-MISOGYNY, PEDOPHILIA, EVENTUALLY TERRORISM.
THIS CREEP NEVER WENT TO A TERROR CAMP.
HE NEVER WENT TO A RADICAL MOSQUE.
HE WAS MERELY RAISED IN AN ISLAMIC HOUSEHOLD TO BELIEVE IN THE KORAN.
AND TO PROBABLY HOLD MOHAMED AS THE BEST LAST PROPHET WHO SHOULD BE EMULATED.
HE IS THE FACE OF ISLAM. YES: IT'S AN UGLY FACE.BUT WE SHOULDN'T AVERT OUR EYES.
WE NEED TO STARE IT DOWN. AND TAKE GOOD AIM, SO THAT WHEN IT THREATENS VIOLENCE, WE CAN COUNTER-ATTACK WITH EVERYTHING WE'VE GOT.
The last election was 2010 - and it was a historic landslide for the GOP and especially for conservatives and even more so for the Tea party movement. The House switched from a strong Democrat [party and very liberal body to a strong GOP and very conservative body.
That reflects EXACTLY where the electorate is: ABOUT 60% conservative.
The Senate remained in Democrat party control after the 2010 election, BUT ONLY BECAUSE JUST 1/3 OF SENATORS WERE UP FOR RE-ELECTION. Most of the truly contestable Senate contests were won OVERWHELMINGLY by GOP candidates and conservatives ones. Look at it this way: 37% of the Senate seats were up for election and most of the seats that were truly at risk were won by CONSERVATIVE GOP candidates. WIKI:
Of the above 37 seats up for election in 2010, 19 were held by Democrats (seven of whom retired or were defeated in the primary) and 18 were held by Republicans (eight of whom retired or were defeated in the primary).The GOP held 100% of their own seats and took 35% of the Democrat seats.
As in most midterm elections, the party not controlling the White House gained ground. Republicans defeated two Democratic incumbents: Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas and Russ Feingold of Wisconsin; they also won open seats in Illinois, Indiana, North Dakota and Pennsylvania.
This was the largest number of Senate gains for the party since the 1994 election and also the first time since that election that they successfully defended all of their own seats.
AND OBAMA, WHERE DOES HE STAND NOW IN THE POLLS?
Obama's poll number reflect the EXACT same thing: Obama is now at 40% approval and 60% disapproval.
In a logical and fair AND SANE political world, the Senate Democrats and Obama would adjust their positions on the debt ceiling and spending and the deficit and taxes to reflect this OVERWHELMINGLY conservative mood of the electorate.
But they haven't. Instead they are demanding that the House adjust to their position.
The Senate and Obama are more concerned about their re-election campaigns in 2012 than they are worried about our government's finances and our nation's future.
They disgust me.
TO DESTROY TURKEY'S LAST VESTIGE OF SECULAR AUTHORITY, THE AKP HAS EVEN INDICTED HUNDREDS OF MILITARY LEADERS ACCUSING THEM OF PLANNING A COUP.
THE MILITARY HAS BEEN THE PROTECTOR OF THE SECULAR STATE - UP UNTIL NOW.
NOW THE SECULAR STATE HAS NO PROTECTORS:
The top commanders of Turkey’s military resigned suddenly and en masse on Friday, the semi-official Anatolian News Agency reported, in a dramatic signal of deepening tensions between the armed forces and the country’s Islamic-rooted government.STAY TUNED...
The military chief of staff, Isik Kosaner, sent a letter of resignation to the prime minister’s office on Friday, the agency said, without elaborating on his reason. The commanders of the country’s navy, army and air force followed shortly after with their own letters, the news agency said.
The researchers, a team from Norway and Scotland, have conducted a series of experiments in the mountains of Norway, between Oslo and Bergen. They fenced off a large area on the mountainside and divided it into sections. Each section held a set density of domestic sheep every summer. For the past nine summers, this has been done. After the ninth summer, cross sections of 206 birch trees were taken and the tree ring growths were measured.
The sizes of the tree rings were compared with the number of sheep in that particular section and the climate of that given year. The goal was to disentangle the relationship between the sheep browsing and climate.
According to Dr. James Speed, lead author from the NTNU Museum of Natural History and Archaeology, "We found tree ring widths were more affected by sheep than the ambient temperature at the site, although temperatures were still visible in the tree ring records. This shows that the density of herbivores affects the tree ring record, at least in places with slow-growing trees."
"Our study highlights that other factors interact with climate to affect tree rings, and that to increase the accuracy of the tree ring record to estimate past climatic conditions, you need to take into account the history of wild and domestic herbivores. The good news is that past densities of herbivores can be estimated from historic records, and from the fossilized remains of spores from fungi that live on dung."
THIS CALLS INTO QUESTION ALL PRIOR USE OF TREE RINGS AS A SURROGATE FOR TEMPERATURE AND CLIMATE ONE OF THE KEY TRICKS USED BY THE ALARMIST CO2PHOBES.
... initial findings highlighted by investigators of the Bureau of Investigations and Analysis indicated that the two co-pilots in the cockpit of the Airbus A330-200 at the time the plane ran into trouble had never been trained to fly the aircraft in manual mode, nor had they been instructed how to promptly recognize and respond to a malfunction of their speed sensors at high altitude — both crucial skills that experts say should have helped them to avert disaster.NYTIMES/POLAND:
The report called for a series of significant changes to pilot training procedures aimed at helping flight crews to respond appropriately when they run into trouble at high altitudes.
Polish authorities on Friday blamed both the Polish flight crew and Russian air traffic controllers for the 2010 crash in Russia that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 other people.WHAT'S THE BASIC PROBLEM? TOO GREAT A RELIANCE ON COMPUTERS.
The final report on the disaster said that the Russian air traffic controllers erroneously confirmed to the pilots that the jet, a Tupolev 154, was well positioned for the landing approach at Smolensk North Airport, “which might have affirmed the crew’s belief that the approach was proceeding correctly although the airplane was actually outside the permissible deviation margin.”
Interior Minister Jerzy Miller said at a news conference in Warsaw that “soothing directions from the control tower were misleading,” Reuters reported. “The crew thought it had not committed any errors and that it was on the right approach path.” But the report, produced by the Polish government’s Committee for Investigation of National Aviation Accidents, found that to be only one of the causes. It also pointed to serious training defects among the crew, noting, “Despite obtaining formal certificates confirmed in the orders by the unit commanding officer, the crew did not meet the criteria for fully trained pilots who are competent in performing the duties required on their jobs.”
Tens of thousands of people have packed Cairo's Tahrir Square, after the first call by Islamist leaders for nationwide demonstrations since President Hosni Mubarak was overthrown in February.
FOR DOING TO MUBARAK WHAT CARTER DID TO THE SHAH: THANKS OBAMA!
Thursday, July 28, 2011
ER, UM... HE MEANT ANY WAR THAT ISN'T A JIHAD AGAINST INFIDELS....
Pfc Naser Abdo, 21, was arrested in the town of Killeen near the Fort Hood US army base and had been planning to target military personnel, police said.
The Muslim infantry soldier was granted conscientious objector status last year because of his religious beliefs.
[He ] is currently being held on an unrelated child pornography charge in Killeen, refused to deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan from Fort Campbell military base in Kentucky before going missing, FBI agent Eric Vasys said.
The Texas native was granted conscientious objector status in May 2011 after he said his religious beliefs would prevent him fighting in any war.
THIS IS THE FACE AND
THE PROFILE OF THE ENEMY.
ISLAMISTS ARE VERY F*CKED UP PEOPLE AND THEIR SICK SEXUAL PREFERENCES ARE LINKED TO THEIR ISLAMO-MISOGYNY WHICH IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THEIR FAITH.
Executives believe the delays mean some people will remove themselves from lists “either by dying or by paying for their own treatment” claims the report, by an independent watchdog that advises the NHS.
The Co-operation and Competition Panel says the tactic is one of a number used by managers that “excessively constrain” patients’ rights to choose where to be operated upon, and damage hospitals’ ability to compete for planned surgery.
It claims unfair practices are “endemic” in some areas of England and pose a “serious risk” to the Government’s drive to open up the health service to competition.
Because socialized healthcare schemes put a priority on saving money - and not lives - it cannot provide the best healthcare for a patient.
REMEMBER THESE WORDS:
a dead patient is a revenue loss.
To the NHS, a dead patient is a cost savings.
The world's largest coffee retailer said that despite tough economic times, more people are visiting its stores than last year at this time, and they're spending more. Starbucks raised its full-year forecast based on the strong trends, and its shares rose after hours.
"The third quarter really continues the trends we've seen for some time," Troy Alstead, chief financial officer at Starbucks, said in an interview with The Associated Press. "It's even more remarkable in what is a fragile consumer environment."
IF MORE PEOPLE ARE BUYING COFFEE AT STARBUCKS THEN MORE PEPOLE ARE FEELING BETTER ABOUT THE ECONOMY.
OR THEY ARE SAYING, "WHAT THE HECK, I MIGHT AS WELL HAVE GOOD CUP OF COFFEE BEFORE THE WHOLE DANG ECONOMY GOES OFF THE CLIFF!
NOW, SINCE THERE IS NO GLOBAL WARMING.
NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth's atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing. The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap far less heat than alarmists have claimed.
Study co-author Dr. Roy Spencer, a principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and U.S. Science Team Leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer flying on NASA's Aqua satellite, reports that real-world data from NASA's Terra satellite contradict multiple assumptions fed into alarmist computer models.
CO2 MUST BE SEEN AS HARMLESS -
WHICH MEANS WE SHOULD START DRILLING EVERYWHERE FOR OIL AND DIGGING FOR COAL LIKE THERE'S NO TOMORROW!
ENERGY PRICES WILL PLUMMET AND THE WORLD ECONOMY WILL REBOUND!
MESSAGE TO LEFTISTS:
DON'T BE TOO DISHEARTENED:
THIS WILL HELP POOR PEOPLE AND THE THIRD WORLD THE MOST!
The game of chicken, also known as the hawk-dove or snowdrift game, is an influential model of conflict for two players in game theory. The principle of the game is that while each player prefers not to yield to the other, the worst possible outcome occurs when both players do not yield.RAISING THE DEBT CEILING LARGELY A SYMBOLIC BATTLE:
As readers know, the only way the US government can really “run out of” money is if we decide to. That means our politicians have to essentially shut down the shop. After all, there is no such thing as an autonomous issuer of currency who has monopoly supply of that currency being able to not produce that currency. And since all of our debt is denominated in a currency that we can create out of thin air there is no such thing as a traditional insolvency constraint (as in not being able to make a debt payment). So, aside from the other ridiculous reasons for a debt ceiling, the most glaring should be the one that is the most obvious (and the one that escapes most people).
Of course, that hasn’t stopped the political grandstanding in the last few weeks. Lord forbid we waste another perfectly good crisis (since the politicians sure wasted the last one). But what’s so sad about all of this is that the markets are getting truly nervous by this grandstanding. In other words, it’s starting to have a broader impact than just in the halls of Washington.
WHAT THE BATTLE IS REALLY ABOUT IS THIS: DEMOCRAT DON;T WANT THE ISSUE COMING UP DURING NEXT YEAR'S ELECTION. PERIOD.
AND THEY ARE HOLDING THE NATION HOSTAGE.
The Senate majority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, said Senate Democrats would move immediately Thursday night to set aside the House proposal if it wins passage and then take steps to force a vote on Mr. Reid’s own proposal to raise the debt limit through 2012 in exchange for more than $2 trillion in cuts.
“No Democrat will vote for a short-term Band-Aid that would put our economy at risk and put the nation back in this untenable situation a few short months from now,” Mr. Reid said.
But the House Republican leaders, all but declaring that they now had the votes in hand, said that would put blame for the continuing crisis on the Senate Democrats.
“When the house takes action, the United States Senate will have no more excuses for inaction,” said the House speaker, John A. Boehner, just before taking his bill to the floor for debate.
As they prepared to open debate, he and his fellow Republican leaders seemed confident that they would indeed pass the bill soon and send it to the Senate.
Lawmakers and top aides expressed confidence that they could win over enough members to prevent a humiliating defeat on the House floor for the speaker and the party. Even as they pushed for the plan, the leadership said the proposal fell short of their desires.
“Is this as much as I want? No,” Mr. Boehner told them. “But it advances our goals and doesn’t violate our principles.”
LET'S FORCE REID AND HIS COMRADES TO "KILL IT".
I BETCHYA THEY GO UP WHEN THE HOUSE PASSES IT AND DOWN WHEN THE SENATE'S "KILLS IT".
ADDENDUM: NICE NON-VITRIOLIC RHETORIC THERE HARRY! (/SARC)
A U.S. military serviceman has been arrested in connection with an alleged plot to attack Fort Hood nearly two years after a deadly shooting rampage at the base, Fox News has learned exclusively.And this was the very soldier whom the army was going to merely allow standing on the side rather than just discharge dishonorably as he should've been.
Pvt. Naser Jason Abdo, an AWOL soldier from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, was arrested by the Killeen Police Department near Fort Hood and remains in custody there.
Abdo, 21, was found with weapons, explosives and jihadist materials at the time of his arrest, a senior Army source confirms to Fox News. He was arrested at around 2 p.m. Wednesday after someone called authorities to report a suspicious individual.
Eric Vasys, a spokesman with the FBI's San Antonio Office, said authorities found firearms and bomb making components inside Abdo's motel room. Sources also say Abdo was attempting to make a purchase at Guns Galore in Killeen, the same ammunition store where Major Nidal Hasan purchased weapons that were allegedly used to gun down 13 people and wound 30 others at the base on Nov. 5, 2009.
Sources said Abdo had enough materials to make two bombs, including 18 pounds of sugar and six pounds of smokeless gunpowder -- a possible trigger for an explosive. A pressure cooker was also found.
"He was all ready to go," one law enforcement source said.
Another counterterrorism source said the bomb making materials and methodology came "straight out of Inspire magazine and an Al Qaeda explosives course manual."
Law enforcement officials suspect Abdo was planning an attack in or around Fort Hood, though they say the exact target is not clear.
Police in Killeen received information from the owners of Guns Galore about a suspicious male who entered the store and, after asking about smokeless gun powder, purchased as much as six pounds of the powder, three boxes of 12 gauge ammunition and a magazine for a Springfield 9mm. The man allegedly paid for the items in cash and then left in a cab.
Bob Jenkins, a Fort Campbell spokesman, told Fox News that Abdo was also being investigated for child pornography found on his government computer.
We must be grateful to the managers of the gun store for alerting police to this other military based scumbag before he could very possibly have caused serious harm. It's clear he was very dangerous. The best word to describe him would probably be as a sociopath.
[THE SO-CALLED "WEST BANK"], is mired in a severe economic crisis, leading many here to a sense of foreboding and despair.WITHOUT THEIR EXTORTION MONEY THESE ARABS HAVE AND PRODUCE NOTHING.
More than 150,000 state employees, whose salaries support a million people, had their wages cut in half this month. Palestinian banks have lent the government more than $1 billion and do not want to lend more. Some ministries have temporarily lost electricity because they have not paid their bills. Last week, the government ordered a reduction in the price of bread, leading to bakery strikes. Garbage is piling up.
... “This is, without doubt, the worst financial crisis the Palestinian Authority has ever faced,” said Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, generally known for a can-do, upbeat attitude. “This could not have come at a worse time. I don’t know how this ends. I don’t have an answer.”
The immediate cause of the crisis is the failure of foreign — especially Arab — donors to fulfill promises of aid.
BUT THEY HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO HARASS THEIR POLITICAL OPPONENTS:
Palestinian police raided the West Bank home of a rival of President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday, deepening a feud that has shaken the upper ranks of the ruling Fatah Party.
The raid targeted Mohammed Dahlan, a former security chief in the Gaza Strip who was expelled from Fatah in June because of his repeated criticism of the president.
A Dahlan aide said police arrested 23 guards and assistants, and confiscated 16 guns, a computer and two vehicles. The troops then circled Dahlan's home but didn't detain him. The aide spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to talk to the media.
Adnan Dameri, spokesman of the Palestinian Interior Ministry, said the guns and security guards were illegal. "No one can hire guards with guns without having the approval" of the government, he said.
(DAHLAN IS AN ABBAS OPPONENT AND AN ENEMY OF HAMAS.)
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
But for all of the media narratives about the GOP in disarray, I suspect the House will end up backing Boehner for lack of a politically viable alternative, even in the House. Moreover, in terms of approach, it is the basis for a deal with the Senate. As Douglas Holtz-Eakin notes:THE ONLY REASON THERE HASN'T BEEN A DEBT CEILING DEAL TO DATE IS THAT OBAMA REFUSES TO ACCEPT A DEAL WHICH REQUIRES MORE THAN ONE DEBT CEILING HIKE IN HIS TERM - EVEN THOUGH REAGAN HAD NINE IN HIS FIRST TERM AND DUBYA THREE IN HIS FIRST TERM.The other major difference is that Reid wants to kick the next debt ceiling hike past the 2012 election.
The plans are quite similar. Indeed, the best way to think about the Reid plan is that it is simply the Boehner plan with fake cuts (largely war spending) added on. Put differently, executing the Reid plan is the same as executing the Boehner plan and then adding an unrestricted debt limit increase on at the end. Since so-called “clean” increases are a signal to markets that the U.S. cannot address its fundamental problems, this is extremely dangerous and undesirable.
OBAMA DOESN'T WANT TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH THIS ISSUE NEXT YEAR - HIS REELECTION YEAR.
OBAMA IS PUTTING HIS OWN REELECTION AHEAD OF THE COUNTRY.
OBAMA IS EVIL.
“I don’t think a president is ever completely helpless, but having said that, my interpretation of the nationally televised address that he gave was that he had no arrows left in his quiver,” said Bill Galston, a former Clinton administration official and now a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a research organization.NO ARROWS IN HIS QUIVER?
“If he’d had another card to play, that was surely the time to play it. He’s the ultimate decider but, on the other hand, I think his capacity to shape what gets to his desk has been substantially reduced” as Republicans stand their ground, Mr. Galston said.
SOUNDS LIKE E.D.: ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION.
IF OBAMA REALLY WANTED THE COUNTRY TO IMPROVE, THEN HE'D RESIGN.
"I feel threatened now, not by global warming -- I don't see any -- (but) by the global warming doctrine, which I consider a new dangerous attempt to control and mastermind my life and our lives, in the name of controlling the climate or temperature."
Klaus, 70, who has twice been elected as Czech President and is its former prime minister, is one of the most important figures in post-communist Europe. His experiences under totalitarian rule have made him exquisitely alert to the erosion of democratic freedoms.
He said environmentalists had been arguing for decades that we should reduce our consumption of fossil fuels, using various farcical ploys from the exhaustion of natural resources to the threat of "imminent mass poverty and starvation for billions".
Those same environmentalists shamelessly talk now about dangerous global warming.
"They don't care about resources or poverty or pollution.
"They hate us, the humans. They consider us dangerous and sinful creatures who must be controlled by them.
"I used to live in a similar world called communism. And I know it led to the worst environmental damage the world has ever experienced."
Global warming alarmists "want to change us, they want to change our behaviour, our way of life, our values and preferences. They want to restrict our freedom because they themselves believe they know what is good for us. They are not interested in climate. They misuse the climate in their goal to restrict our freedom.
Therefore ...what is in danger is freedom, not the climate".
He described the parallels he sees between the loss of freedom under communism and the new global warming doctrine.
Under communism, "politics dictated the economics and dictated life. Our main ambition during the dark communist days was to change that and create an autonomous society and autonomous economic system with only a marginal role played by politics ... I am sorry to discover now politics dictates the economics again. And the global warming debate is the same story (in which) politicians dictate the issue".
... Almost simultaneously, in a Hobart casino, Greens senator Christine Milne was unilaterally announcing, on ABC-TV's Q&A show, that the Government would be conducting an inquiry into the section of the Australian media that she finds "extreme(ly) bias(ed) against action on climate change".
Milne's every illiberal pronouncement was greeted with applause by an audience that seemed full of tree huggers, bearded public servants and other recipients of government largesse, about the only growth industry left in Tasmania.
READ IT - IN HIS OWN WORDS.
THIS COMPETELY DEMOLISHES THE LEFT'S ATTACKS ON THE COUNTER-JIHAD.
WASHINGTON — An increasing number of House members yielded to Speaker John Boehner’s blunt command to line up Wednesday behind his budget bill even as his staff moved frantically to alter it in an attempt to resolve the looming fiscal crisis. Congressional leaders alternately voiced optimism, determination and a haggard frustration as they struggled to make both the dollars and the votes add up.OF OBAMA , REID AND THE SPEAKER, ONLY BOEHNER IS SHOWING ANY LEADERSHIP. BOEHNER'S EFFORTS WILL PRODUCE A DEAL, NOT THE EFFORTS OF ANYONE ELSE.
OBAMA HAS BEEN WORSE THAN REID AND EVEN WORSE THAN PELOSI, INSISTING ON HIGHER TAXES AND VOTING PRESENT.
I DON'T LIKE ANY OF THE COMPROMISES, BUT I BELIEVE THAT WE WON'T GET A TRULY GOOD DEAL UNTIL AFTER THE 2012 ELECTION - AFTER WE TOSS OBAMA OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE AND GAIN A MAJORITY IN THE SENATE.HENNESSEY AGREES:
I support the Boehner bill for the following reasons:
- It cuts spending and it doesn’t raise taxes. That is an improvement over current law.
- There is nothing in the bill that I dislike. That’s a rarity.
- It is better than the Reid bill, which is the next most likely alternative to become law if the Boehner bill fails.
- It tees up this battle again in 4-6 months, providing another opportunity and keeping the pressure on to cut spending.
- It creates a process that keeps our underlying fiscal policy problems front-and-center for the foreseeable future rather than punting them into 2013.
- I can see no viable alternative strategy to enact a stronger bill.
Some conservative Members of Congress are opposing the bill because they think it does not do enough. While $850 B – $1 T of spending cuts is a medium-sized deficit reduction bill relative to historic practice, I agree that it is far from sufficient to solve our underlying budget problems. In that respect it is a step in the right direction, nothing more.
I ESPECIALLY AGREE WITH THESE TWO PARTS:
- I can see no viable alternative strategy to enact a stronger bill.
- it is a step in the right direction,
IT'S NOW ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE WE CONTROL THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE SENATE.
SO LET US TAKE NOW WHAT WE CAN GET NOW.
A senior commander of Iran's revolutionary guards, who is subject to comprehensive international sanctions, has been nominated as the country's oil minister, a position that currently includes the presidency of Opec.THE IRG IS A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION.
THIS MEANS A TERRORIST IS NOW LEADING OPEC.
OPEC SHOULD BE SMASHED!
- THE BEST WAY TO DO THIS IS CAUSE OIL PRICES TO CRASH.
- WE CAN DO THIS.
- ALL WE NEED TO DO IS TO DRILL BABY, DRILL!
- AND DIG UP AND BURN AS MUCH COAL AS WE CAN!
According to a report on BBC Panorama, 17 women’s deaths, in the last 18 months, could have been avoided if the correct standard of care had been given.
An investigation was conducted after NHS London noticed a rise in the number of maternal deaths in 2009. These results revealed 17 out of 42 fatalities could have been prevented.
SOCIALIZED HEALTHCARE SUCKS.
FOR OUR HEALTH, WE MUST REPEAL OBAMACARE.
(REPEALING IT WILL ALSO HELP OUR POCKETBOOKS!)
Following much of the media's initial "fact-free conjecture" about the origins of the atrocity in Norway, we have since had to reckon with Anders Behring Breivik's own account of his motivations put forward in his 1518-page manifesto entitled 2083: A European Declaration of Independence.
Overlooked, however, in the focus on Islamism and Islamophobia's culpability for Breivik's pathology is the way his gargantuan manifesto presents multiculturalism as just one form of the "ideology" which "now looms over western European society like a colossus". This ideology, most often known as political correctness, has, Breivik tells us, several other names. One of them is cultural Marxism, and the other is feminism.
Breivik's introduction is entirely given over to a half-baked history of political correctness, "no aspect" of which, he tells us, is "more prominent … than feminist ideology".
The PC-project is bent on "transforming a patriarchy into a matriarchy" and "intends to deny the intrinsic worth of native Christian European heterosexual males".
But more than that, it has succeeded. The "feminisation of European culture" has been underway since the 1830s, and by now, men have been reduced to an "emasculate[d] … touchy-feely subspecies".The antipathy to feminism – and women – threaded throughout Breivik's document is more than just incidental.
BREIVIK WAS NOT A CHRISTIAN FUNDAMENTALIST, NOR PRIMARILY A COUNTER0-JIHADIST.
HE WAS A NUT. HE STARTED PLANNING THIS IN 1999 AFTER THE USA ATTACKED SERBIA FOR USING GENOCIDAL TACTICS AGAINST THE KOSOVARS.
BREIVIK CAN NO MORE TARNISH THE COUNTER-JIHAD THAN THE UNABOMBER TARNISH THE GREEN MOVEMENT.
THE EURO-POLITICIANS CAN'T GET THEIR STORIES STRAIGHT BECAUSE THE DEAL THEY MADE IS BAD AND THEY DON'T WANT THEIR OWN PEOPLE TO KNOW IT, SO THEY'RE ALL LYING ABOUT IT.
Shares in leading Italian banks Intesa Sanpaolo and Unicredit fell sharply as the yield premium on Italian government bonds over benchmark German Bunds widened.
"The lack of clarity on the new role of the EFSF and the execution risk involved with the EU plan are weighing on the market," said Gavan Nolan, an analyst at credit default swap data provider Markit.
... EU officials say the lack of "verbal discipline" among eurozone policymakers, and the need for governments to reassure divergent domestic audiences, has created a permanent cacophony that has aggravated the eurozone crisis.
NIGEL FARAGE PREDICTED ALL THIS YEARS AGO:
ERGO: MANY PROTESTING MUST BE JIHADISTS.
SO WHO DO WE BACK?
THE PROTESTERS. SOME OF WHOM ARE NOT JIHADISTS. AND AFTER ASSAD IS TOPPLED WE MAKE MOVES TO PROTECT THE SYRIANS FROM THE JIHAD AND IRAN.
UPDATE: We scooped the NYTimes by a day.
All globalist companies will be nationalised (a minimum of 50,1% ownership must be redistributed to EF governments hands (combined) at any given time, for their respective countries). Investors with majority control who refuse this re-nationalisation process will have their respective corporation expelled from the European Federation monetary zone (losing trading concessions). Ensuring state control is the only way to avoid that globalist capitalist political lobby groups continue to negatively influence European policies relation to immigration and multiculturalism. (p. 1200)And then, on US foreign policy:
I never thought I would actually argue against capitalism but the US model is an extreme variant, almost resembling a pure laissez faire model. 83 percent of all U.S. stocks are now in the hands of 1 percent of the people. 66 percent of the income growth between 2001 and 2007 went to the top 1% of all Americans. (p. 1223)
Is capitalism always a force for freedom? It is easy for “conservatives” to think so, but is it always true? (p. 403) [he then goes on to argue it isn't]
The globalists (lead [sic] by the US) want to preserve Europe as a stable market for their products. It is in their interest to prevent us from becoming truly sovereign. In reality this is called slavery. They want to keep us as slaves. (p. 2045)And then, on Judeo-Christianity, he says:
The Judeo-Christian religions played an important and influential role in building the once mighty West but we also discovered that these religions contained a serious flaw that has sewed the seeds of the suicidal demise of the indigenous peoples of Western Europe and our cultures. This flaw was identified by the brilliant German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche who described it as “an inversion of morality” whereby the weak, the poor, the meek, the oppressed and the wretched are virtuous and blessed by God whereas the strong, the wealthy, the noble and the powerful are the immoral and damned by the vengeful almighty Yahweh for eternity. (p. 391)Must I tell you just how repulsive this insanity of his truly is? It's more in tune with Marxism, and he does signal that he considers socialism his role model, and that he considers capitalism the cause of all problems, not the other way around. A most truly sick monster indeed, and as the part involving Martel signals, he considers the Jewish race an enemy.
Should any person have the temerity to criticise any one of these “victim” groups, they will be viciously smeared and deemed guilty of numerous hate-crimes, the new heresy of the Liberal-Multicultural religion. The plain fact that this situation is destroying the west because it flies in the face of Mother nature – a catastrophic mistake only the native Europeans are committing – matters not a jot to these new pious inquisitors. (p. 391)
I have been storing three bottles of Château Kirwan 1979 (French red wine) which I purchased at an auction 10 years ago with the intention of enjoying them at a very special occasion. Considering the fact that my martyrdom operation draws ever closer I decided to bring one to enjoy with my extended family…
It was an absolutely exquisite experience that will not be forgotten. My thought was to save the last flask for my last martyrdom celebration and enjoy it with the two high class model whores I intend to rent prior to the mission. My interpretation of being a “Perfect Knight” does not and should not include celibacy, although some of my KT peers might disagree with me on this point.
I believe that in order to strengthen the resolve, morale and motivation prior to a martyrdom operation, the Justiciar Knight should be encouraged to embrace and take advantage of a significant reward system designed to increase focus and remove any last doubts. A pragmatic approach, which involves acknowledging the primal aspects of man for the purpose of preparing him for a martyrdom operation, should always take precedence over misguided piety, which only increases the chance of jeopardizing the execution of the operation. And I believe the majority of war strategy analysts will agree with me on this. (p. 1434)
Had Charles Martel not been victorious at Poitiers -already, you see, the world had already fallen into the hands of the Jews, so gutless a thing Christianity! -then we should in all probability have been converted to Mohammedanism, that cult which glorifies the heroism and which opens up the seventh Heaven to the bold warrior alone. Then the Germanic races would have conquered the world. Christianity alone prevented them from doing so. [quoting Hitler's Table Talk, by Adolf Hitler] (p. 231)
Today, [Christendom's] pastors are the most fervent pleaders for the rights of Islam. Muslims in Europe are for them a substitute for the disappearing parish members. Separate Christian institutions, whose reason of existence is being questioned, find a new legitimacy in the fact that Islam in its turn is also opening separate schools, charities and even political parties. Islam has become a sister religion regularly praised as a religion of peace. (p. 48)
In the U.S., Christian fundamentalists and Islamic organisations are increasingly creating common platforms to speak out against trends of moral decay (abortion, pornography, etc.). Some of these phenomena of traditionalist alliance-building are quite respectable, but they are nevertheless conducive to Islam negationism. (p. 49)
I’m not going to pretend I’m a very religious person as that would be a lie. (p. 1344)
Myself and many more like me do not necessarily have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and God. We do however believe in Christianity as a cultural, social, identity and moral platform. This makes us Christian. (p. 1307, 3.139)
If you want to fight for the cross and die under the “cross of the martyrs” it’s required that you are a practising Christian, a Christian agnostic or a Christian atheist (cultural Christian). The cultural factors are more important than your personal relationship with God, Jesus or the holy spirit. Even Odinists can fight with us or by our side as brothers in this fight as long as they accept the founding principles of PCCTS, Knights Templar and agree to fight under the cross of the martyrs. The essence of our struggle is to defeat the cultural Marxist/multiculturalist regimes of Western Europe before the we are completely demographically overwhelmed by Muslims. I have studied Norse Mythology and have a lot of respect for the Odinist traditions. I consider myself to be a Christian, but Odinism is still and will always be an important part of my culture and identity. (p. 1360)
As a cultural Christian, I believe Christendom is essential for cultural reasons. After all, Christianity is the ONLY cultural platform that can unite all Europeans, which will be needed in the coming period during the third expulsion of the Muslims. (p. 361)
The European cultural heritage, our norms (moral codes and social structures included), our traditions and our modern political systems are based on Christianity – Protestantism, Catholicism, Orthodox Christianity and the legacy of the European enlightenment (reason is the primary source and legitimacy for authority).
It is not required that you have a personal relationship with God or Jesus in order to fight for our Christian cultural heritage and the European way. In many ways, our modern societies and European secularism is a result of European Christendom and the enlightenment. It is therefore essential to understand the difference between a “Christian fundamentalist theocracy” (everything we do not want) and a secular European society based on our Christian cultural heritage (what we do want). (p. 361)
The PCCTS, Knights Templar [the name of his anti-Muslim school of thought) is therefore not a religious organisation but rather a Christian “culturalist” military order. (p. 361) [my emphasis]
It should be crystal clear from that that Breivik is not what the MSM would like us to think. This is just one more reason why, if he were to receive the death sentence, he'd be fully deserving of death. And he definitely shouldn't be allowed to drink that French wine he says he's got stored away either. He should only be allowed to drink poison that'll send him to face the highest court.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
IDF PREPARED FOR SYRIAN MILTARY INTERVENTION IF/WHEN PALESTINIANS UNILATERALLY DECLARE STATEHOOD IN SEPTEMBER
Israeli military training forces for scenario in which soldiers from Syria will approach border and try to actively defend protesters attempting to infiltrate Israel following PA statehood bid in September.
The army is preparing for the possibility that Syrian soldiers will deploy along the border and actively defend men who try to infiltrate the Golan Heights during demonstrations expected to break out following the Palestinian Authority’s unilateral declaration of statehood at the United Nations in September.
...T he IDF has been training forces for a scenario during which soldiers from the Syrian military will also approach the border and try to actively defend protesters attempting to infiltrate Israeli territory.
“We could face civilians who start a demonstration and are then joined by the military as part of the regime’s so-called desire to protect its civilians,” one IDF officer explained.
Due to this possibility, the IDF will likely deploy tanks along the border with troops to prevent a violation of Israeli sovereignty and confront the Syrian soldiers if necessary.
ASSAD WOULD LOVE TO START A WAR WITH ISRAEL IN ORDER TO DIVERT ATTENTION.
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Michele M. Leonhart, the Administrator of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), announced the unsealing of two indictments resulting from two DEA narco-terrorism undercover operations:NO SURPRISE HERE:
first, an indictment against Siavosh Henareh, Bachar Wehbe, and Cetin Aksu for conspiring to provide various forms of support to Hizballah;
second, an indictment against Taza Gul Alizai ("Gul") for narco-terrorism conspiracy, narco-terrorism, and heroin importation related to his supplying of 15 kilograms of heroin and six AK-47 assault rifles to a DEA confidential source whom Gul believed represented the Taliban.
Henareh and Aksu were arrested yesterday in Bucharest, Romania, where they were detained pending extradition to the United States. Wehbe and Gul were arrested yesterday in the Republic of the Maldives, and arrived in the Southern District of New York earlier today. Wehbe and Gul will appear later today in Manhattan federal court.
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara stated: "Today's indictments provide fresh evidence of what many of us have been saying for some time: that there is a growing nexus between drug trafficking and terrorism, a nexus that increasingly poses a clear and present danger to our national security. Combating this lethal threat requires a bold and proactive approach. And as crime increasingly goes global, and national security threats remain global, the long arm of the law has to get even longer."
- THROW ACID IN THE FACE OF A MUSLIM WOMAN WHO WON'T WEAR THE HIJAB,
- MURDER HIS DAUGHTER FOR DATING A NON-MUSLIM,
- EXECUTE THE HOMOSEXUAL AND THE APOSTATE,
- AND COMMIT GENOCIDE AGAINST THE INFIDEL,
SO... ER UM...
WHY DOES OBAMA WANT TO MAKE A DEAL WITH THE TALIBAN IN AFGHANISTAN AND SUPPORT HIZBALLAH IN THEIR BORDER DISPUTE WITH ISRAEL!??
OBAMA IS EITHER AN FREAKIN' IDIOT OR ON THE OTHER SIDE.
Inasmuch as I've written hundreds of posts on Islamists and Islamism it's a bit tedious to have to do it one more time.
Islam is a system of beliefs -- a faith. Islamism is a political system in which there is no separation of church and state and religious law prevails. Islamists are those who believe in Islamism.
As a political matter I've got not problem with Islam or Muslims. If you want to pray five times a day, build a mosque in my neighborhood, and never know the delicious goodness of pork I really don't care.
It's only when you start demanding -- as a matter of legal requirement -- that I stop making fun of your prophet that your religion stops being a religion and quickly becomes a form of political fascism.
I'm not a Muslim so I am not in the business of deciding whether true Islam demands the implementation of sharia or not. Plenty of Muslims tell me that it doesn't. Others tell me it does. That's something for them to work out, not me.
I asked Rusty to tell me if he thought Mohamed was just a Muslim who practiced the faith of Islam - or was he an islamist?
And to tell me the answer to this, too:
Was Bin Laden emulating Mohamed or being a bad Muslim? And tell me this: can you emulate Mohamed and be a bad Muslim?
Think about it.
The truthful answers to these questions tell you everything you need to know about Islam.
I argue that most MUSLIMS are good people - who do not emulate Mohamed, and most can't read Arabic and don't know much about their faith beyond what their harmless well-meaning local Imam tells them.
But recent history is replete with dozens if not hundreds and even thousands of cases in which these harmless Muslims were radicalized and became what you and many others call "islamists". They were radicalized because radicals could easily show them that Mohamed and the Koran and the hadiths and the Sura justifiedwhat you call "islamism".
MAYBE I AM WRONG? If I am then Shackleford - or anyone else for that matter - must show me how folks like Bin Laden and Zawahiri and Khomeini and Khameni and Nasrallah and the entire Supreme Council of Iran got Islam wrong; show me how they "misunderstand" islam.
In other words, she tacitly admits that the Koran and the hadiths and the Sura are LITERALLY replete with horrible edicts - edits which, if taken LITERALLY, do implore the "believer" to commit misogyny, and terror, if not genocide. This makes it inherently incompatible with our civilization.
I think that admitting that Islam is inherently incompatible with Judeo-Christian Civilization, Western Civilization and the Enlightenment is important - but it's just the first step.
Muslims must take the next 1000 steps - and either radically alter their faith at its very core and foundation, or leave it in ash heap of history along with the many other religions people no longer practice. Until they do, thousands of dangerous islamists will be born or made every week.
WHAT CAN WE NON-MUSLIMS DO?
We do not need to go kinetic. Repeat: We do not need to go kinetic. We can do peaceful, non-violent political things - (things I have advocated for several years).
We can start by taking a serious step on the diplomatic front:
We could shun all nations which permit misogyny and thereby violate the UN's Declaration of Universal Human Rights. These nations - nearly all majority Muslim - should be kicked out of every international "club" and be forced to operate without trade or the World Bank or IMF or WTO until they change their laws ad basic practices and teachings. (This means countries like Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia would have to be shunned.)
We should no more accept islamo-misogyny than accept slavery.
That would be a good place to start.
THE BREIVIK MASSACRE: NORWEGIANS DON'T BLAME THE COUNTER-JIHAD; THEY BLAME THE POLICE FOR LOUSY POLICE-WORK
NORWEGIANS BLAME NORWAY'S POLICE WHO COULD HAVE STOPPED BREIVIK BEFORE HE ACTED - AND WHO SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN TO THE ISLAND FASTER:
"Why didn't you come earlier?," survivors screamed when Norwegian police arrived after an hour in which Anders Behring Breivik had wandered the wooded island of Utoeya shooting dead 68 people, most of them teenagers.
In a nation united by grief over the worst massacre in its modern history, few except the survivors quoted by media have criticized authorities for not preventing the attacks or for the speed of their response once they had been carried out.
Already reeling from Breivik's bomb in Oslo, the police response to the island massacre was beset with problems -- from a boat so overloaded with officers it took on water, to special forces without a suitable helicopter to fly them there.
... When a SWAT team arrived at the island at 6.25 p.m., Breivik surrendered two minutes later without a fight.
Norwegian police said they are launching a review, but insist they are satisfied with their response.
"You can't expect a better response than that. We are very pleased with that," said police Chief of Staff Johan Fredriksen...
But state broadcaster NRK got a helicopter in the sky above Utoeya and filmed the gunman before police arrived at the scene.
The police claim that their response was deterred due to an apparent lack of resources and urgency. Just after detonating a bomb in Oslo, Anders Behring Breivik went on a shooting spree at a youth camp in Utoeya Island killing 68 people, mostly teenagers.BUT IT'S WORSE:
The police and the Emergency Rescue Team were already overwhelmed by the Oslo bombings and their response to the island massacre was beleaguered with problems like a boat so overloaded with officers it took on water and no special helicopters to fly the SWAT team to the shooting site, stated the report. During the hour it took the police to finally get on the island, Breivik mercilessly fired at the campers who hid under beds and bushes or climbed trees or jumped into the lake to save themselves.
AS WE RELATED YESTERDAY, THE NORWEGIAN "FBI" HAD INFORMATION OF BREIVIK IN MARCH AND DIDN'T DO A DAMN THING.
YUP: THEY COULD HAVE STOPPED HIM IN MARCH!
HAD THEY STOPPED HIM IN MARCH, NO ONE WOULD'VE DIED.
HAD THEY GOTTEN TO THE ISLAND AS FAST AS THE TELEVISION HELICOPTER, THEN THEY MIGHT HAVE PREVENTED THE MURDER OF FIFTY CHILDREN.
I HOPE THEY FIRE THE COPS RESPONSIBLE AND ORDER SEVERAL CHOPPERS!
THE UNIVERSE IS DIVINELY AWESOME.
The discovery means that Enceladus, Saturn's sixth-largest moon, is the only moon in the solar system known to influence the chemical composition of its parent planet, researchers said. It also solves a 14-year mystery that had scientists puzzled over the source of the water in Saturn's upper atmosphere.
AND OUR SPACE PROGRAM IS AWESOME TOO!
TOO BAD OBAMA IS BANKRUPTING THE USA SO WE WON;T BE ABLE TO DO STUFF LIKE THIS FOR MUCH LONGER.
UNLESS WE DUMP OBAMA IN 2012!
House Republican leaders Tuesday made increasingly frenzied pleas to their members to approve a plan to temporarily raise the nation’s debt ceiling, but passage seemed in growing doubt. The White House reiterated that it strongly opposed the bill and that President Obama’s advisers would recommend a veto should it somehow pass the House and Senate.WHAT A FREAKING HYPOCRITE:
...On Monday, Mr. Boehner rolled out a two-stage deficit reduction plan that would allow the $14.3 trillion federal debt limit to rise immediately by about $1 trillion in exchange for $1.2 trillion in spending cuts. The plan tied a second increase early next year to the ability of a new bipartisan congressional committee to produce more deficit reduction measures. The plan has been rejected by Democrats, who crave a single vote that would raise the limit through 2012.
IN HIS NATIONAL TELEVISED ADDRESS LAST NIGHT, OBAMA LAUDED REAGAN FOR SIGNING INCREASES 18 TIMES. QUOTE:
In the past, raising the debt ceiling was routine. Since the 1950s, Congress has always passed it, and every President has signed it. President Reagan did it 18 times. George W. Bush did it 7 times.DESPITE THIS, OBAMA WILL VETO HOUSE PLAN BECAUSE HE REFUSES TO HAVE TO FACE A DEBT CEILING VOTE TWICE!
WHAT AN AWFUL EGOMANIAC AND HYPOCRITE.
IF REAGAN HAD TO FACE MULTIPLE DEBT CEILING DEADLINES, THEN SO CAN OBAMA!
In talks in London late Monday, the British foreign secretary, William Hague, met his French counterpart, Alain Juppé, who said last week that “one of the scenarios” to resolve the conflict in Libya “is that he stays in Libya on one condition, which I repeat: that he very clearly steps aside from Libyan political life.”
Previously, Britain had insisted that Colonel Qaddafi leave the country as part of a settlement. That could expose him to arrest under a warrant on war crimes charges issued by the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
But, adopting a newer formula used by the State Department in Washington, Mr. Hague said on Tuesday that “what happens to Qaddafi is ultimately a question for the Libyans.”
A MATTER FOR LIBYANS!?!? THIS GUY MURDERED HUNDREDS OF BRITS AND AMERICANS!?!?
THIS WILL NOT STAND!
NOW MATTER HOW WELL THE ECONOMY IS OR HOW MUCH MONEY HE RAISES, OBAMA WILL LOSE REELECTION IF QADDAFI IS STILL IN POWER.
ANOTHER OBAMA BUDDY AVOIDS THE RULE OF LAW THAT THE REST OF US PEONS HAVE TO OBEY: THIS TIME GEORGE SOROS
George Soros, the famed investor who broke the Bank of England and came to represent the swashbuckling style of hedge fund managers and then their entry into the world of global affairs, has decided to return money to outside investors in his hedge fund.THIS IS LIKE IMMELT OF GE - WHICH IS CLOSING ANOTHER PLANT IN THE USA TO RE-OPEN IT IN CHINA.
Mr. Soros is the latest hedge fund magnate to forgo managing the money of outsiders in favor of his own, though the move is more symbolic than substantive. Of the roughly $26 billion the fund manages, less than $1 billion belongs to outside investors.The decision comes as the Obama administration has been taking steps to bring the secretive hedge fund industry into the regulatory fold. Soros Fund Management will become a so-called family office, defined as an entity managing an individual family’s money. The move will enable it to avoid impending hedge fund regulations like registration, according to a letter the fund sent to investors on Monday.
THIS IS LIKE MICHELLE OBAMA , WHO RANTS ABOUT DIETING THEN HAS aA 1700 CALORTIE LUNCH AT THE SHAKE SHACK.
THEY'RE A BUNCH OF HYPOCRITICAL LYING LEFTIST SCUM.
Temperatures plummeted throughout New Zealand yesterday, falling to minus 6 degrees Celsius in Tekapo and Stratford, while Canterbury experienced a blizzard.
IOW: AGW = TFBS.
Just over two years ago Barack Obama triggered the first and most enduring foreign policy debate of the presidential campaign when he was asked whether he would "be willing to meet separately, without precondition, during the first year of your administration, in Washington or anywhere else, with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea."
"I would," responded Obama. He later hedged a little but otherwise stuck to that stance through months of pounding by Hillary Rodham Clinton and later John McCain, both of whom called him naive. His advocacy of what he called "direct diplomacy" became a prime feature of his campaign; the suggestion was that this energetic and eloquent man could, as president, bring about breakthroughs in some of the toughest foreign policy problems through his personal diplomacy.
So it seems worth noting that as Obama heads into the homestretch of his first year he has yet to meet with any of the enumerated rogues -- a passing handshake with Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez at an inter-American summit notwithstanding. Nor is he likely to have any such meetings in the foreseeable future. In fact, one of the emerging lessons of the Obama administration's foreign policy might be summed up as follows: The idea that presidential "direct diplomacy" with actors such as Chávez, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Kim Jong Il or Fidel Castro is feasible or likely to produce results is, well, naive.
AND THE WORLD IS LESS SAFE AS A RESULT.
WE CAN FIX THIS IN 2012.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Has the population doubled? Nope. Has the cost of living? Nope. The number of people on social security and medicare and medicaid? Nope. SO... if we returned to year 2000 spending levels, then the whole dang country wouldn't fall apart, would it? Not at all. That would mean a $2 trillion dollar cut to each years annual budget, wouldn't it?
Yes. SO if we did ONLY half of that it would mean $10 trillion in savings - twice what the most conservative politicians inside the beltway are talking about, right? RIGHT.
And that's what we should shoot for - but not now; in 2012. We just don't have the mandate yet.
MY FAVORITES (LINKS TO TEXT):
1 - ONE MOMENT HE SAYS HE ONLY WANTS TO RAISE TAXES ON "MILLIONAIRES AND BILLIONAIRES" AND THE NEXT HE SAYS THAT HE WILL ONLY RAISE TAXES ON PEOPLE MAKING $250,000 AND UP:
Keep in mind that under a balanced approach, the 98% of Americans who make under $250,000 would see no tax increases at all. None. In fact, I want to extend the payroll tax cut for working families.SO.. ER UM... WHICH IS IT OBAMA!?!?!?!?
What we're talking about under a balanced approach is asking Americans whose incomes have gone up the most over the last decade - millionaires and billionaires - to share in the sacrifice everyone else has to make.
2 - AND I LOVE HOW HE SAID THAT PEOPLE LIKE HIM SHOULD PAY MORE - PAY AS MUCH AS THEY DID UNDER CLINTON:
How can we slash funding for education and clean energy before we ask people like me to give up tax breaks we don't need and didn't ask for?WELL OBAMA, THEN WHY DIDN'T YOU VOLUNTARILY PAY MORE THE LAST FEW YEARS!? WHY DIDN'T HE!? SIMPLE: HE'S A LYING HYPOCRITE.
3 - OBAMA PRAISES REAGAN FOR HAVING SIGNED 18 DEBT CEILING INCREASES - THAT WOULD BE MORE THAN 2 EACH YEAR:
In the past, raising the debt ceiling was routine. Since the 1950s, Congress has always passed it, and every President has signed it. President Reagan did it 18 times. George W. Bush did it 7 times.BUT OBAMA SEEMS TO THINK THAT HE SHOULD ONLY HAVE TO SIGN ONE IN HIS FIRST TERM- AND BE FORCED TO SIGN ANOTHER NEXT YEAR, BEFORE THE ELECTION.
4 - OBAMA:
The only reason this balanced approach isn't on its way to becoming law right now is because a significant number of Republicans in Congress are insisting on a cuts-only approach - an approach that doesn't ask the wealthiest Americans or biggest corporations to contribute anything at all.ER UM... THE TOP 5% ALREADY PAY ABOUT 55% OF THE TAXES IN THIS COUNTRY - SO IT'S NOT LIKE THEY'RE NOT CONTRIBUTING AT ALL!
BESIDES: THE PROBLEM IS NOT THAT WE ARE TAXED TOO LITTLE; THE PROBLEM IS THAT POLITICIANS IN DC SPEND TOO MUCH.
PROOF: THE HIGHEST AMOUNT OF REVENUES EVER RECEIVED BY THE US TREASURY WAS IN 2007 - WITH THE BUSH TAX RATES. WE'D BE GETTING MORE NOW IF THE ECONOMY WAS GROWING.
RAISING TAXES ON BUSINESSES AND RICH PEOPLE WILL NOT GROW THE ECONOMY.
STILL, I THINK THE GOP SHOULD MAKE AS GOOD A COMPROMISE AS THEY CAN AND THEN RUN AGAINST IT IN 2012.