"ALL CAPS IN DEFENSE OF LIBERTY IS NO VICE."
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Hamas planning huge Gaza celebrations for prisoners
Izzadin Kassam members to escort released prisoners from border crossing; Hamas "regrets" alleged restrictions on W. Bank celebrations.
Hamas is planning huge celebrations in the Gaza Strip to welcome Palestinian prisoners who will be released as part of the prisoner exchange with Israel, Hamas officials said over the weekend.
By CARA BUCKLEY and RACHEL DONADIO 47 minutes ago
Hundreds and in some cases thousands of people expressed discontent with the economy in Asia, the Americas and Europe.
OWS IS SWEEPING THE GLOBE - WITH ONLY HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE SHOWING UP!?!?!?
THE NYTIMES AND OTHER LEFT-WING DOMINATED OUTLETS OF THE LAMESTREAM MEDIA ARE SO FREAKIN' IN THE TANK FOR THE OWS SCUM THAT THEY DON'T SEE THE PURE IDIOCY OF THEIR STORY:
HOW CAN ANYTHING THAT'S BARELY ATTRACTING A THOUSAND PEOPLE - AFTER MONTHS OF FALSELY POSITIVE NEWS COVERAGE (THAT'S BEEN COVERING UP THE ANTISEMITISM AND NIHILISM OF THE PROTESTERS) - BE SOMETHING THAT'S "SWEEPING THE GLOBE"?!?!
THESE FREAKIN' MORONS AT THE NYTIMES MAY BE ABLE TO DUPE THEMSELVES, BUT THEY CAN'T DUPE MOST AMERICANS.
Egypt is the biggest wheat importer in the world, but, frighteningly, may soon run out of funds to buy on international markets the necessary food to feed its impoverished masses. A story in the Financial Times last week states that the Central Bank of Egypt’s foreign currency reserves have dropped $10 billion, from $29.8 to $19.4, since last February.But with the way they've been educated - or rather not - under Islamism, that's just why, depending on your POV, that's not good news. As mentioned above, there was the bloodbath conducted against the Christians last week, and as the article says, it'll likely get worse, with many Islamofascists taking out their anger about their self-inflicted damage on the Coptic Christians.
“The current reserves are estimated to cover 4.8 months of imports, down from 6.9 in April, 2011,” the story goes on to say.
Which translates into only five months until catastrophe strikes. Egypt consumes 14 million tonnes of wheat annually, half of which it imports. The amount of wheat Egypt currently has in storage combined with planned purchases, primarily from Russia, is expected to last only until March.
While the recent massacre of Christians by the Egyptian army demonstrates that Egypt is disintegrating, the inability of the country’s rulers to feed their country’s millions of poor would lead to a collapse into chaos of monumental and cataclysmic proportions. The Asia Times columnist Spengler (a literary pseudonym), who has written about Egypt’s impending food crisis, believes it will not matter what form of government eventually takes charge in Egypt because the starvation issue will override all other concerns. As Spengler succinctly puts it: “Even Islamists have to eat.”
“It [Egypt] will look like the Latin America banana republics, but without the bananas,” Spengler states. “That is not meant in jest: few people actually starved to death in Latin inflations. Egypt, which imports half its wheat and a great deal of the rest of its food, will actually starve.”
No solution is also to be found in Egypt’s backward agricultural and education sectors either. An Egyptian wheat field only produces about 18 bushels per acre, while a non-irrigated American field produces almost double. The Egyptian education system is also not one that produces innovative and creative people who could help solve the looming food crisis. One of the Egyptian presidential candidates, Mohamed Elbaradei, indicated as much when he said of the Arab world in general that it is “now a collection of failed states who add nothing to humanity and science,” as “people were taught not to think or act, and were consistently given an inferior education.” And the fact that 91 percent of Egyptian women undergo female genital mutilation, often at the hands of medical doctors, further indicates just how backwards Egyptian culture truly is.Even if the Muslim Brotherhood doesn't rise to power (who knows if the election will take place; there are people in Egypt who're afraid of them), even the current rulership are not the kind of people I'd want to be around.
It is thus highly doubtful that Egypt can reverse its appalling record of its treatment of Christians and women and reorient itself toward building the democratic institutions necessary for economic prosperity and cultural advancement that could feed a people. The corruption, the cultural backwardness, the anti-Christian hatred, unemployment, a stagnant economy, a dishonest, inefficient bureaucracy and Muslim religious fanaticism all point in the other direction. The Egyptian army’s killing of 25 Christians last Sunday, for example, cost Egypt substantial stock market losses besides the money from tourists who cancelled their vacations. Significantly, only Egypt’s finance minister resigned over the murderous incident.
If a collapse does occur in Egypt, southern Europe can expect a massive flight of refugees to cross the Mediterranean in search of food and safety. Israel and the West must also be prepared in such a case to face in Egypt a failed state along the lines of Somalia and Pakistan, in which terrorists will be welcome. In such an anarchic situation, Egyptian Christians would be facing a Rwanda-style bloodbath, which the West should currently be preparing to prevent. In the end, disruption of the food supply will see Egypt plunge into a murderous chaos and become Africa’s latest, largest human tragedy.If the west doesn't want tons of refugees who could end up biting the hand that feeds them turning up on their doorstep, nor a situation in which terrorists will operate and tons of innocent people murdered, that's why they're going to have to start preparing to face the coming crisis.
The working class now pays to the federal government NO INCOME TAX and only 7.5% payroll tax. That's a grand total of 7.5% in taxes.
Under Cain's plan, this person will now pay 9% income tax. THAT'S A 1.5% INCREASE.
But that's not all. On top of that, this working class person will also pay another 9% on everything they buy.
THIS AIN'T CHICKENFEED FOR FOLKS LIVING PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK; IT WILL BANKRUPT THEM.
REPEAT: IT WILL BANKRUPT FOLKS LIVING PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK.
These folks ain't saving 9% of each paycheck as it is; most have no cushion, and are probably saving for their kid's education or to buy a home or for a down payment on a car. Cain's plan would wipe out any and all saving these folks are struggling now to put together.
In other words, the Cain 9-9-9 plan is a disaster for perhaps as many as 45% of Americans.
Anyone who would propose such a plan is not ready to be POTUS.
I challenge anyone to prove I am wrong. And that means I defy Rush, Hannity, Levin, Kudlow, Cain, or any conservative bloggers like these great bloggers: Doug Ross, Jim Hoft, Zip, Erik. Donald Douglas, The Other McCain, Instapundit - anyone.
I am flabbergasted that Cain's 9-9-9 plan hasn't been laughed at and derided.
Herman Cain a wonderful man and would make a great Secretary of Commerce, but he'd be an awful GOP nominee for POTUS. Huntsman is actually better and he's a freaking disaster.
YUP: because of his awful tax plan, I put Cain at the absolute bottom of the pack.
HMMM.... I WINDER WHY THAT IS SACROSANCT?
COULD IT BE BECAUSE HIS MISTRESS USES IT TO CONTACT HIM?
Friday, October 14, 2011
Photo with 5 notes
I returned to college after failed ventures in 1990 at the age of 26. I worked full time, joined the Naval Reserves, and took out loans to pay for college. I earned my BA in 3 ½ years. I paid my loans off.
I worked for two years after college at a below poverty wage. I worked hard to grow in my expertise. I took a job making more than double my poverty wage. 4 years later I was upper middle class. I have helped make other people rich. I am grateful for the opportunity.
Since 2001 there has always been non-family members living with me in my home. I housed my own family plus a family of with 6 kids. I housed a drug addict. I currently house a single mother and her 2 year old daughter. None of them have ever paid rent. I have been blessed and I want to bless the lives of others without a police state.
I have never owned a new car; I have never lived in a new house; I have never owned a new piece of furniture. I donate monthly to programs for the poor. I pay lots of taxes. I have been married for 25 years. I have 7 kids, 2 are adopted. I am blessed beyond measure.
I am the 53%.
I intend to be the 20%. My dream would be to be so wealthy that they protest my house. Then I will know I made a difference in the lives of many.
Make money. Use it to bless others. Asking the gov’t to do it for you is lazy hypocrisy.
MOST ARE VERY MOVING.
GOD BLESS THEM ALL.
GOD BLESS THE USA!
Did a Christian teacher in southern France commit suicide because she was tormented by her Muslim students?
She committed suicide by self-immolation is the schoolyard a day after being confronted by her students who didn't lie the fact that she was a strict teacher.
The only student named in the article is named KARIM - a Muslim name.
Perhaps she was just depressed and not depressed and angry and anguished because she had become the target of harassment by Muslims because she wouldn't kowtow to them.
I hope we find out more.
On Friday morning, her colleagues staged a small protest outside the school in "solidarity" with their colleague, whom they identified as "Lise".
"Her gesture calls on all staff to show their solidarity and underlines the difficulty we have in carrying out our duties. We expect the authorities to act responsibly," the teachers said in a statement, brandishing signs reading "Never Again".
1 - LISE IS A CHRISTIAN NAME.
Israel plans to build more than 2,600 housing units in a new urban settlement in East Jerusalem, an anti-settlement group said on Friday, angering Palestinians who want a halt to all such projects before they return to peace talks.PREDICTABLY, THE ARABS ARE UP IN ARMS:
The Peace Now group said the plan was approved earlier this week by a municipal committee, which had given the go-ahead for construction on the site which lies on land seized by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war...
... Peace Now, which closely monitors city housing activity, said the plan would create an entirely new neighborhood in an area called "Givat Hamatos" or "aircraft hill" -- named after an Israel jet that fell at the site in the 1967 war.
The land lies within the expanded boundaries of Jerusalem, which Israel annexed unilaterally after its capture of territory in the war -- a move not internationally recognized.
The Palestinian Authority on Friday slammed Israeli plans to build more than 2,500 apartments in the new Jerusalem neighborhood of Givat Hamatos, over the 1967 Green Line.These 2600 apartments - that Israel desperately needs - are NOT inside what had been historically considered Jerusalem.
"Israel's plan to build 2,610 housing units ... between Bethlehem and Jerusalem, makes a mockery of ... efforts to bring about a just and lasting peace," Chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat said in a statement.
Also: Jerusalem had only been divided for 18 of its 3000+ years, so that boundary hardly has any meaning or value. If Berlin can be united in a free Germany, then Jerusalem should be united in a free Israel.
AND: Israel ANNEXED Jerusalem in 1967, so it;s a moot point.
And it's a phony reason the Arabs are using as an excuse for not negotiating.
YEAH PHONY EXCUSE":? Arafat negotiated with Israel from 1003-2000 and Israel was building every day in every one of these years. If it didn't stop Arafat, then it shouldn't stop Abbas.
Jews - like those who support PEACE NOW - who think Israel shouldn't build in JERUSALEM are dupes or worse - Judenrats.
schmeer or schmear or shmear or shmeer
1. The entire set (as in the whole schmeer).
2. Bribe or flattery.
3. Spread or paste.
To butter up: to flatter or bribe.
BASED ON A HOAX.
THE LRA HAS LONG BEEN ACCUSED OF HORRIFIC TACTICS, AND THIS IS THE EXCUSE.
IF THIS IS TRUE, THEN WHY DIDN'T WE INTERVENE IN THE SUDAN WHEN MUSLIMS WERE SLAUGHTERING ANIMISTS AND CHRISTIANS, OR NOW IN SYRIA?
I DON'T LIKE THE SPOTS THAT OBAMA HAS CHOSEN TO USE US FORCES, AND THE ONES HE HASN'T.
OBAMACARE IS A FRAUDULENT, CORRUPT, SOCIALISTIC PIECE OF CRAP AND IT WAS FROM THE GETGO.
... a central design flaw dogged CLASS. Unless large numbers of healthy people willingly sign up during their working years, soaring premiums driven by the needs of disabled beneficiaries would destabilize it, eventually requiring a taxpayer bailout.
After months insisting that could be fixed, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, finally admitted Friday she doesn't see how.
"Despite our best analytical efforts, I do not see a viable path forward for CLASS implementation at this time," Sebelius said in a letter to congressional leaders.
The law required the administration to certify that CLASS would remain financially solvent for 75 years before it could be put into place.
But officials said they discovered they could not make CLASS both affordable and financially solvent while keeping it a voluntary program open to virtually all workers, as the law also required.
Monthly premiums would have ranged from $235 to $391, even as high as $3,000 under some scenarios, the administration said. At those prices, healthy people were unlikely to sign up. Suggested changes aimed at discouraging enrollment by people in poor health could have opened the program to court challenges, officials said.
"If healthy purchasers are not attracted ... then premiums will increase, which will make it even more unattractive to purchasers who could also obtain policies in the private market," Kathy Greenlee, the lead official on CLASS, said in a memo to Sebelius. That "would cause the program to quickly collapse."
That's the same conclusion a top government expert reached in 2009. Nearly a year before the health care law passed, Richard Foster, head of long-range economic forecasts for Medicare warned administration and congressional officials that CLASS would be unworkable. His warnings were disregarded, as Obama declared his support for adding the long-term care plan to his health care bill.
WE NEED TO TOSS OBAMA FROM OFFICE AND REPEAL IT.
IF OBAMA HAD A SHRED OF DIGNITY HE'D ADMIT HE'S A FAILURE AND RESIGN.
Lately, Levin can't seem to stop attacking the Congressional GOP and Romney - who he actually ENDORSED in 2008.
Levin should stop.
He's always properly trumpeted Reagan and his own service to the nation in the Reagan Administration.
So why the heck doesn't he respect Reagan's 11th Amendment!?
Obama will lose the White House and Reid control of the Senate if we don't shoot ourselves in the foot.
Levon should stop - or at the very least TONE DOWN his attacks on the GOP and Romney, and focus on attacking Obama and the Left.
I HADN'T REMEMBERED THAT IT OPENED AT WHAT IS NOW GROUND ZERO.
AND THE BUILD-UP IN THE FIRST PART, LEADS TO A CLIMACTIC EVENT IN THE SECOND PART THAT OCCURRED ON 11/9.
ANYHOW... FROM NOW ON, GROUND ZERO IS CONNECTED TO GLOBAL JIHAD - NO MATTER WHAT THE LIBS SAY.
At least 50 out of 91 European banks could fail a revised regulatory stress test and suffer a capital shortfall of 139 billion euros, Goldman Sachs said and downgraded Germany's Commerzbank
and Spain's Banesto to "neutral."
The shortfall could be as high as 298 billion euros if the European Banking Authority (EBA) sets the core Tier 1 capital ratio at the high-end of 9 percent instead of 7 percent, Goldman said, and cut price targets on banks citing credit losses from exposure to sovereign debt and likely recapitalizations.
THE POLITICIANS ARE TRYING, BUT ALL THEY HAVE REALLY DONE TO DATE IS ISSUE ROSY-SOUNDING PR STATEMENTS EVERY WEEK.
THE HEAVY-LIFTING AND TOUGH DECISIONS HAVE YET TO BE MADE. AND MOGHT NOT BE. TIKE IS RINNING OUT. SOON CHINA'S BUBBLE WILL BURTS AND THEN: ALL BETS ARE OFF.
AS THE SPECIAL ELECTION IN NY'S #26CD PROVED - (AND AS PALIN ARGUED IN HER CHAT WITH LEVIN AFTER DECLINGING TO ENTER THE RACE), THE ONLY WAY OBAMA CAN WIN IS IF RON PAUL - OR SOMEONE ELSE ON THE RIGHT- RUNS AS A THIRD PARTY CANDIDATE.
But maybe the most telling example of how London's image is changing is this one from around Tower Hamlets, where the street architecture seen is quite alarmingly Arabic style, and there's 2 mosque minarets nearby.
The dhimmitude and Islamization there isn't just creeping, or as May puts it, galloping: it's skyrocketing.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
ROMNEY WAS CONSERVATIVE ENOUGH FOR RUSH & LEVIN IN '08, AND SINCE HE'S AT LEAST AS CONSERVATIVE NOW, THEY SHOULD STOP ATTACKING HIM
Rush Limbaugh *endorses Mitt RomneyRTWT.
Levin, Hannity, Ingraham and now Nobel nominee Rush Limbaugh (membership req’d): Big talk radio swings unanimously for Mitt Romney. Rush makes several solid points that you’ve heard before, mostly regarding how McCain represents the GOP’s national security wing, Huckabee represents its social conservative wing, and Ron Paul represents the economic conservative wing, but Romney is the one candidate who represents all three by himself. Romney is a late convert to all three, which as I wrote the other day explains why conservatives have taken so long to warm up to him.
MITT RAN TO THE RIGHT OF MCCAIN IN 2008, AND HASN'T BACKTRACKED SINCE THEN; IN FACT, HE IS MORE CONSERVATIVE NOW.
IT IS WRONG FOR RUSH AND LEVIN TO HARANGUE AND HARASS MITT NOW.
VIA A THREAD AT HOFT'S PLACE.
AS CAIN'S 9-9-9 PLAN WILTS UNDER INSPECTION, SO WILL HERMAN.
AND ROMNEY WILL WIN.
RUSH AND LEVIN DON'T MUCH LIKE MITT.
COULTER DOES. ME TOO.
RUSH AND LEVIN WANT THE GOP TO NOMINATE THE BEST CONSERVATIVE IN THE RACE.
COULTER IS ENDORSING ACCORDING TO THE BUCKLEY RULE: NOMINATE AND VOTE FOR THE MOST CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE WHO CAN WIN.
I LIKE THE BUCKLEY RULE, AND REAGAN'S 11TH AMENDMENT.
SO I WISH RUSH AND LEVIN WOULD REALLY TONE DOWN THEIR ANTI-MITT SHIT.
BOMBSHELL: CNN PROVES HOLDER LIED: ON TV IN MARCH, OBAMA SAID HOLDER TOLD HIM HE HAD NO KNOWLEDGE OF FAST&FURIOUS
ACCORDING TO OBAMA, HOLDER MUST HAVE AT LEAST KNOWN ABOUT FAST & FURIOUS IN MARCH, AND THAT IS MONTHS BEFORE HOLDER SWORE TO CONGRESS HE HAD ANY KNOWLEDGE OF IT.
HOLDER MUST RESIGN - OR BE FIRED - OR BE INDICTED AND IMPEACHED.
VIA PAT DOLLARD.
I'll keep my freedom
I'll keep my guns
Try to keep my money
And my religion too
Try to keep on workin'
Try to keep on smilin'
I will keep my Christian name and y'all can keep the change
I will keep my heroes
Pictures on the wall
I'll keep my family safe
You bluff when I call
I'm gonna keep my big V8
Keep my friends the same
Keep the government outta my business
And y'all can keep the change
This country sure as hell been goin' down the drain
We know what we need
We know who to blame
United Socialist States of America
How do ya like that name?
I'll keep the USA and y'all can keep the change
So FOX and friends
Wanna put me down
Ask for my opinions
Then twist it all around
Supposed to be talkin' about my father's new CD
Well two can play that "Gotcha' Game" just wait and see
Don't tread on me
This country sure as hell been goin' down the drain
We know what we need
We know who to blame
United Socialist States of America
Don't ya just LOVE that name?
I'll keep the USA and y'all can keep the change
I'll keep the USA and y'all can keep the change
Yeah, you can keep FOX and friends and ESPN outta your homes too
Cuz Bocephus and all his rowdy friends and his song is outta there!
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Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan is bad for most Americans - and would be a losing issue in the general election
The centerpiece of Cain's campaign is the 9-9-9 tax plan.
It's simple, BUT TRULY AWFUL for two reasons:
1 - it gives the federal government a national sales tax without canceling and making unconstitutional the income tax - and as Bachmann and Mark Levin have pointed out: that's a non-starter for real conservatives.
2 - If Cain wins the nomination and runs on the 9-9-9 plan, then the Democrats will simply point out that this is a HUGE TAX INCREASE on the bottom 51%, who currently pay NO INCOME TAX and only 7.65% and were I come from that is lower than 9%. SO... Cain's plan will actually RAISE taxes on all the households that pay only FICA - and that means he wants to raise taxes on 51% of the households.
IT'S ACTUALLY WORSE: many of the bottom 51% live check-to-check and SPEND NEARLY ALL THEIR PAYCHECK EACH WEEK. Under Cain's plan, they will get 1.5% less each week and have to pay 9% more each week.
That amounts to more than a10% loss for 51% of the households in the USA.
AND ANOTHER THING: many people can deduct their state income tax from their taxable federal income - and Cain's plan would seem to disallow that. So, all the people in states with high state income taxes would get clobbered again.
BOTTOM-LINE: CAIN'S PLAN MAKES FOR SOME GREAT SOUND BITES, BUT THE BIGGEST BITE IS THE ONE IT WOULD TAKE OUT OF MIDDLE AND LOWER INCOME PEOPLE.
IT'S AWFUL, AND IT SHOWS THAT HE IS NOT READY TO BE POTUS.
I THINK HE COULD MAKE A DECENT VEEP AND A GREAT SECRETARY OF COMMERCE.
MRS. RICK PERRY - AGREES: SHE SAYS, WHEN SHE HEARS 9-9-9 SHE THINKS OF CALLING 911, BECAUSE IT RAISES TAXES ON MOST AMERICANS! (VIDEO AT LINK.)
There are some substantial misunderstandings on the nature of the Gilad Shalit exchange deal. I should stress that the list of those Palestinian prisoners being given in exchange for him has not yet been released. But note the following:Yet this is why any deal made might not go through, if Hamas wants the bloodiest barbarians kept in Israeli prisons. Hamas themselves have been making unconfirmed claims of who's to be set free, and only showing their true colors in the process.
–The number 1000 is impressive but most will be chosen by Israel, meaning they will be prisoners with the lightest sentences and crimes — in other words, people who would have been released anyway during the next year or two.
–Israel rejected Hamas’s demand to release those being called “arch-terrorists” who were major organizers of attacks or responsible for a larger loss of life.
That said, this was a rather predictably divisive action within Israel itself, as families of terror victims were angry at the news. If the US doesn't negotiate with terrorists, why should Israel?
President Barack Obama's campaign raised more than $70 million combined for his re-election and the Democratic party during the summer, an amount that gives him a clear advantage over his Republican rivals but is less than his initial fundraising effort.
... The numbers include $42.8 million for Obama's campaign and $27.3 million for the Democratic National Committee, which will help Obama's re-election effort next year.
... to match the amount they raised the last time [OBAMA RAISED $750 MILLION IN THE 2008 CONTEST], Obama would need to bring in nearly $120 million combined for each of the next five quarters to keep pace.USUALLY INCUMBENTS RAISE MORE MONEY WHEN RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION THAN THEIR INITIAL CONTEST.
IOW: OBAMA IS TOAST!
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
CAPITALISM AND THE FREE MARKET ARE NOT ONLY THE MOST PROLIFIC AND EFFICIENT WAYS OF CREATING PROSPERITY, THEY ARE THE FAIREST.
IF SOCIALISM WORKED, THE THE USSR WOULD BE THE BEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD.
IRONICALLY, MANY OF THE ILLEGAL ALIENS THESE LEFTIES DEFEND ARE MORE WILLING TO WORK HARDER TO GET AHEAD THEN THESE LEFTIST DUPES ARE.
THESE LEFTIST DUPES REALLY OUGHT TO BE ATTACKING THE TEACHERS WHO BRAINWASHED THEM INTO BELIEVING SOCIALISM WAS THE ROAD TO UTOPIA...
AND ATTACKING THE DEMOCRAT MACHINE POLITICIANS WHO LIED TO THEM AND PROMISED THEM A FREE LUNCH.
THERE IS NO FREE LUNCH. NO FREE HEALTHCARE. NO FREE EDUCATION.
THEY SHOULD GO HOME, BATHE, ROLL UP THEIR SLEEVES AND GO TO WORK. ANY WORK.
Vice President Joe Biden said today that "nothing has been taken off the table" when it comes to the U.S. response to an alleged plot by Iran to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the U.S. and unleash deadly terrorist bombings in Washington, D.C.Er, um... kin somebody puhleeze splain sumpin 2 me!?
"It is an outrageous act that the Iranians are going to have to be held accountable," Biden told ABC News' "Good Morning America". "This is really over the top."
Do Saudis count more than US soldiers!?!?!?
It would seem that maybe to Obama they do.
Obama never bowed to a US soldier.
And another thing: Iran hasn't exactly hid their nature and their hegemonic desire from anyone.
They are dangerous and deserve kinetic attention regardless of their alleged assassination efforts here or their actual efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The ratio of 1000-to-one is good and bad:
It reveals that Hamas thinks that one Israeli is 1000 times more valuable that one Arabs.
[THAT'S] accurate. good.
But it also proves to the Arabs that all they have to do is kidnap one Israelis to get 1000 Arabs out of jail.
This increases the likelihood that there will be more kidnapping.
NOW HAMAS HAS PUBLICLY PROMISED THEY WILL KIDNAP MORE SOLDIERS AS A RESULT OF THE TRADE:
RESPONSE TO THE KIDNAPPING ISRAEL SHOULD HAVE EXECUTED 1000 ISLAMO-TERRORIST PRISONERS.
Hamas on Wednesday warned that Gilad Schalit will not be the last soldier that they will kidnap. Abu Obaida, spokesman for the armed wing of Hamas, Izzadin Kassam said that Schalit, who is set to be released as part of a prisoner exchange deal, "will not be the last solider kidnapped by Hamas as long as Israel keeps Palestinian prisoners detained."
The senior official added that his forces were committed to all the prisoners that remain in Israeli prisons after the prisoner swap deal, and their release will be the organization's top priority.
APPEASEMENT ALWAYS ONLY ENCOURAGES THIS WHO ARE APPEASED.
I BETHCYA NONE OF THE BLOGS YOU REGULARLY VISIT PREDICTED WHAT I DID.
THEY DIDN'T HAVE THE BALLS OR WERE WRAPPED UP IN THE JOY AT SHALIT'S RELEASE.
I TELL IT LIKE IT IS. IF YOU LIKE THAT THEN PLEASE: SPREAD THE WORD, BOOKMARK US, BLOGROLL US, FOLLOW US.
I must be honest here, but I find it galling that all this time, no raid was made on Gaza to put an end to those Hamas monsters who'd kidnapped Shalit to begin with, which could have helped to rescue him.
See this entry at The Jawa Report for more.
Update: this current development has caused outrage among the families of terror victims. And they're quite right to be offended.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday signaled the United States remains open to exploring a peace deal including the Haqqani network, the militant group that U.S. officials blame for a campaign of high-profile violence that could jeopardize Washington's plans for withdrawing smoothly from Afghanistan.OBAMA WANTS TO WITHDRAW MORE THAN HE WANTS IS TO WIN OR KEEP US SAFE.
AFTER 3 YEARS IN OFFICE, OBAMA ORDERS HIS STAFF TO SEE HOW THE POTUS CAN CREATE JOBS WITHOUT CONGRESS
BUT OBAMA'S ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY THAT -
(IN THE FACE OF CONGRESSIONAL DISAGREEMENT
OVER HIS SO-CALLED JOBS BILL) -
HE IS ORDERING HIS STAFF TO FIND OUT
WHAT THE POTUS CAN DO
TO STIMULATE JOBS INDEPENDENT OF CONGRESS -
IS TRULY BIZARRE.
HERE'S THE QUOTE, FROM FOX:
Obama also said that he was instructing his staff to move forward on job-creating initiatives without congressional approval where possible.WHY THE F*CK DIDN'T OBAMA SO THIS ON DAY ONE!?!?!
WHAT A F*CKING PHONY MORON.
ROMNEY CAN WIN - AND WIN BIG AND BRING A SOLIDLY GOP SENATE WITH HIM.
ROMNEYCARE MIGHT BE A BURDEN IN THE PRIMARIES, BUT IT GIVES HIM MORE CREDIBILITY AS AN ANTI-OBAMACARE CANDIDATE IN THE GENERAL ELECTION.
OBAMA WON'T BE ABLE TO DEMAGOGUE AND SCAREMONGER ON THAT ISSUE.
IF MITT PICKS A SOLID CONSERVATIVE, (AS MCCAIN DID), SOMEONE LIKE DEMINT OR NEWT OR CAIN OR RUBIO OR JINDAL HE WILL CARRY EVERY SINGLE STATE.
OBAMA WILL ONLY CARRY DC.
I THINK CONSERVATIVES OUGHT TO FOCUS ON NOMINATING AND ELECTING CONSERVATIVE CONGRESSMEN.
CONSERAVTIVES SHOULD NOT BE TOO UPSET: COULTER AGREES THAT ROMNEY IS THE BEST IN THE RACE.
IF PUBLIC HEALTHCARE WORKED WELL, THEN THE HEAVILY TAXED SWEDES WOULD NOT WANT OR NEED TO SPEND ADDITIONAL PERSONAL INCOME OF PRIVATE HEALTHCARE.From The Local: Sweden's News in English:"While Sweden has long taken pride in its public healthcare system, lengthening queues and at times inconsistent care have prompted many Swedes to opt for private healthcare with many gaining the benefit through insurance policies offered by employers, currently responsible for 80% of healthcare insurance market.The idea behind private health insurance is simple enough: those put off by the idea of heading to publicly funded clinics and hospitals can purchase a policy through an insurance company and instead enjoy speedy medical attention with private doctors.As many as 500,000 Swedes are now estimated to be using private healthcare insurance, up from 100,000 only ten years ago. And a flawed public system is often cited as the cause of the rapid expansion.
Long queues are one of the main complaints for consumers of Sweden's public healthcare services, with patients sometimes forced to wait as much as fifteen times longer for treatment compared to private options."
IF - AFTER 5 DECADES - THE SWEDES AND THE BRITS CAN'T MAKE IT WORK WELL THEN WE WON'T EITHER.
WE MUST REPEAL OBAMACARE.
CAIN BRAVELY ARGUES THAT OBAMA IS NOT AN AUTHENTIC AFRICAN-AMERICAN: THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS SCOOPS HIM BY 3 3/4 YEARS
Boortz, at the tail end of the interview, asks Cain how he’d do in a debate against Obama: “It would almost be no contest.”
Ticking off ways he could compete with Obama, Boortz says that Cain would be able to talk about the black experience in America.
Cain’s response: “[Obama’s] never been a part of the black experience in America.”
WE POSTED THIS 3 3/4 YEARS AGO:
THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS MARCH 2008 - YUP, 2008, BEFORE THE PRIMARIES WERE REALLY OVER - AND WHILE THERE WAS TIME FOR DEMOCRATS - INCLUDING BLACK DEMOCRATS - TO DO SOMETHING:ME AND MY PARENTS AND BROTHERS AND NEIGHBORS - ALL LEFT-WING NY JEWS - WERE MORE INVOLVED WITH THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN RIGHTS THAN ANYONE IN OBAMA'S FAMILY EVER WAS.Barack was raised in Hawaii and Indonesia. He struggled with his identity until his conversion by Jeremiah Wright. Some say Wright didn't convert him to Christianity, but actually made Barack an African-American. The "Black Liberation Theology" practiced at Obama's church would seem to back this up.REGULAR READERS KNOW WE ARE USUALLY WAY WAY AHEAD OF THE PACK.
Barack's greatest accomplishment has been his ability to make African-Americans think he's one of them - even though he is NOT the descendant of slaves, even though his ancestors were NEVER victims of segregation or Jim Crow, and even though his parents NEVER took part in the Civil Rights Movement.
He is in the process of fooling white Americans about more than his identity; he is fooling many about his political ideology.
He is running as a uniter and a doer, even though he is the most liberal Senator currently serving, and one who has NOTHING top show for his entire term to date: HE HAS ACCOMPLISHED NOTHING.
And despite the fact that he has UNITED nothing and no one.
The core of Barack's identity really is this: he is a sly sweet-talking LIAR and a thoroughly corrupt Chicago politician, who is a member of a racist church, who is also a hard-core leftist who has already begun to list the taxes he will increase.
AND UNAFRAID TO BLUNTLY SPEAK THE TRUTH.
SPREAD THE WORD.
OBAMA CAN BE BEST DEFINED AS AN ALINSKYITE/BREZHNEV SOCIALIST AND PART OF THE CHICAGO MACHINE, AND NOT AS AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN.
BLACKS WHO WANT TO ELECT A REAL AFRICAN-AMERICAN SHOULD VOTE FOR FOR HERMAN CAIN, AND IF ELECTED, CAIN WOULD BECOME THE FIRST AFRICAN' AMERICAN PRESIDENT.
Monday, October 10, 2011
RECRUITED AND PAID.
THIS IS ASTROTURF, AND NOT A REAL PROTEST.
AND THE UNIONS ARE HELPING OUT. SEIU, THE UAW AND THE NEA.
SO... WHERE'D THEY GET ALL THE MONEY FOR THIS?
ARE STIMULUS FUNDS THE SOURCE?
JUST ASKING... SINCE UNIONS AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZING GROUPS PROBABLY GOT A LOT OF SO-CALLED STIMULUS MONEY...
BUT WHEN INJUSTICE AND VIOLENCE IS INFLICTED ON ONE SIDE BY ANOTHER IT IS IMMORAL TO EQUATE THE TWO SIDES.
OBAMA HAS DONE THIS OVER AND OVER AGAIN WITH REGARD TO ISRAEL AND THE ARABS, AND HE IS DOING IT AGAIN WITH REGARD TO THE COPTS.
IT SEEMS INARGUABLE THAT OBAMA IS ALWAYS CUTTING THE ISLAMO-THUGS SLACK - AS HE DID DURING THE IRANIAN REBELLION - AND HE IS QUICK TO BE HARSH ON CHRISTIANS AND JEWS.
IF I DIDN'T KNOW BETTER, THEN I'D SAY HE WAS A CRYPTO-MUSLIM DELIBERATELY AND SURREPTITIOUSLY AIDING THE ENEMY.
IT MATTERS NOT HIS MOTIVATIONS, THE EFFORT IS IMMORAL AND THE EFFECTS DISASTROUS - FOR OUR SIDE.
IT'S OVER: OBAMA IS THE KISS OF DEATH FOR DEMOCRATS, AND THEY KNOW IT.
Most of Western Pennsylvania's congressional delegation won't make it to President Obama's visit to Pittsburgh next week, saying their day jobs got in the way.
Several blamed a vote and other duties. But at least one analyst noted that Obama is struggling in the polls as he tries to sell a jobs plan that Republicans don't want. On Tuesday, Obama will stump for the plan at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local No. 5 training center on the South Side.
"Some of the more specific polls are demonstrating that in the areas where the president enjoyed most of his strength, he doesn't enjoy that today," said Gerald Shuster, a political communications professor at the University of Pittsburgh. "You couldn't snub him, but at the same time, I wouldn't want to be right up front on the platform."
IF OBAMA WANTED TO DO THE RIGHT THING FOR HIS PARTY AND THE NATION THEN HE WOULD AT LEAST ANNOUNCE HE WON'T SEEK RE-ELECTION, AND AT BEST ... RESIGN.
There is almost no voting fraud in America.NEWS-ITEMS ON VOTER FRAUD BY THE DEMS HERE... AND HERE, AND HERE.
And none of the lawmakers who claim there is have ever been able to document any but the most isolated cases.
The only reason Republicans are passing these laws is to give themselves a political edge by suppressing Democratic votes.
IF YOU HAVE TO SHOW ID TO BUY CIGARETTES AND BUY BEER THAN IT'S NOT TOO MUCH TOO ASK TO SHOW ID BEFORE YOU VOTE.
THE LEFT OPPOSES IT BECAUSE THEY NEED VOTER FRAUD TO WIN.
OBAMA AND HIS COMRADES IN THE MACHINE ARE LOOTING THE USA.
THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY TO STOP THE BLEEDING: GET A NEW POTUS.
AND THE SOONER THE BETTER. IOW, BARRY: RESIGN ALREADY - FOR THE GOOD OF THE COUNTRY!
IT'S LONG PASSED TIME WE HAD A REAL BLUE COLLAR GUY IN CONGRESS.
Central Huijin, the domestic arm of China’s sovereign wealth fund, will purchase shares in Agricultural Bank of China, Bank of China, China Construction Bank and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China , the official Xinhua news agency announced on Monday. Xinhua added that the purchases by Huijin – its first such public intervention since a similar decision at the onset of the financial crisis three years ago – would “support the healthy operations and development of key state-owned financial institutions and stabilise the share prices of state-owned commercial banks”.The announcement came too late for the Chinese stock market, which had closed at a 30-month low...IT'S GONNA GET REAL UGLY REAL SOON. LIKE 3-6 WEEKS.
IF THE USA SUPER-COMMITTEE AND THE EU AND CHINA ALL FAIL AT THE SAME TIME.... IT'S GONNA MAKE THE GREAT DEPRESSION SEEM LIKE A PICNIC.
AND CONTRARY TO THE LOVELY PR. THE EU IS NOT CLOSE TO A REAL DEAL.
TEN MINUTES LATER, TIME MAGAZINE AND HOT AIR AGREE.
Recent cold winters that brought chaos to the UK and other places in northern Europe may have their roots in the Sun's varying ultraviolet emissions.
The latest satellite data shows the UV output is far more changeable than scientists had previously thought.
A UK scientific team now shows in Nature Geoscience journal how these changes lead to warmer winters in some places and colder winters in others.
The researchers emphasise there is no impact on global warming.
You might be able to say 'this winter is more likely to be warm' or 'more likely to be cold' with more accuracy”
The Sun has recently been in a quiet phase of its regular 11-year cycle, which co-incided with three years in which the UK, along with other places in northern Europe and parts of the US, experienced cold conditions unusual in the recent record.
But unusually warm weather was felt both further south, around the Mediterranean Sea, and further north in Canada and Greenland.
"The key point is that this effect is a change in the circulation, moving air from one place to another, which is why some places get cold and others get warm," said Adam Scaife, one of the researchers on the paper, who heads the UK Met Office's Seasonal to Decadal Prediction team.
BTW: ARCTIC ICE MELT - (OFTEN CITED AS PROOF OF AGW)- IS WIND RELATED. DUE TO THE SUN'S VARIATIONS AND LA NINA/EL NINO.
"The Holy See’s course with Iran’s Ahmadinejad began in 2009 at the United Nations, when at the first day of the “Durban II” , the Iranian president, the only head of state to attend, made a speech blasting Israel as “totally racist” and referred to the Holocaust as an “ambiguous and dubious question”.
When Ahmadinejad began his rant against the Jews, all the European delegates left the . The Catholic delegation didn’t say a word.
Recently, Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai, head of the Lebanon’s Catholic Church, sent his envoy, Father Abdo Abou Kassem, to Teheran for the weekend, to attend aconference in of the Palestinian Intifada and of a “Zionist-free middle east”.
The conference was attended also by Hizbullah ideologue, Mohammad Raad, and by the Hamas’ leader Khaled Meshaal.A few days before that, a delegation of clergy members of Iran’s Islamic Consultative Assembly visited the Vatican in Rome.
They met with top Catholic officials.“We held talks with the Vatican’s culture minister over the conditions and the popular uprisings in the region and the Vatican minister said that popular uprisings are inspired by the Islamic Revolution in Iran”, a member of the parliament’s Clerics Commission, Hojjatoleslam Hossein Ebrahimi, told Fars News Agency."Read the rest here.
Sunday, October 09, 2011
THE TRAIN WAS OVERLOADED WITH COLLEGE AGE HIPPIES WHO ARE NOT USUALLY ON THIS TRAIN.
THEY ALL HAD BACKPACKS AND IPADS AND IPHONES.
THEY LOOKED LIKE THEY WERE HEADED TO WALL STREET, TO ME.
THEY PROBABLY HAVE A DAY OFF FROM CLASSES TOMORROW - FOR COLUMBUS DAY.
AND I GUESS THAT THIS IS WHY "ANONYMOUS" HAS THREATENED TO SHUT DOWN WALL STREET VIA THE INTERNET ON TOMORROW, TOO.
IF YOU ASK ME, ALL THIS IS COORDINATED BY THE LEFTIST MACHINE THAT SELECTED OBAMA: THE SEIU, SOROS, ACORN THE WORKING FAMILIES PARTY AND THE CHICAGO MACHINE.
AND SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE...
6PM: NO RIOTS YET. MAYBE THE HIPPIES DOWN THERE ARE TOO STONED?
NO HACK ATTACK EITHER.
IOW: COMRADES, YOU HAVE A PROBLEM!
BREAD AND CIRCUSES WAS HOW THE ROMAN TYRANTS KEPT THE MOBS IN LINE:
WIKI: ... a metaphor for a superficial means of appeasement. In the case of politics, the phrase is used to describe the creation of public approval, not through exemplary or excellent public service or public policy, but through the mere satisfaction of the immediate, shallow requirements of a populace.
The phrase also implies the erosion or ignorance of civic duty amongst the concerns of the common man (l'homme moyen sensuel).
In modern usage, the phrase has become an adjective to describe a populace that no longer values civic virtues and the public life.
Or as famous American author Robert Heinlein said, "Once the monkeys learn they can vote themselves bananas, they'll never climb another tree."
To many across the political spectrum, left and right, it connotes the triviality and frivolity that characterized the Roman Empire prior to its decline.
YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST.
THEY'RE THE CIRCUS.
THE 5% SURCHARGE ON MILLIONAIRES IS THE BREAD.
VAN JONES ALL BUT SAYS THAT THEY WANT TO TAKE PROPERTY AWAY FROM THEM THAT EARNED IT AND GIVE IT TO THE MOB.
Get the full text of the offer and more at IBA. LINK FIXED!
Note: this party was founded by socialists.
Europe’s debt crisis hit another milestone on Sunday when the French and Belgian governments agreed to nationalize Dexia, Belgium’s biggest bank, infusing it with billions in taxpayer money after it became the first casualty of the Greek sovereign debt crisis.
The move came as Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and President Nicolas Sarkozy of France acknowledged that Europe’s banks still needed billions of euros more to cushion against a possible Greek default. In meetings Sunday in Berlin, they announced that they would have a “comprehensive solution” by the time leaders of the G-20 group of nations meets in early November in Cannes, France.
“We are determined to do what is necessary to guarantee the recapitalization of our banks,” Mrs. Merkel said.
- RAISING ONE BILLION DOLLARS IN CAMPAIGN FUNDS AFTER PROMISING TO ONLY USE FEDERAL ELECTION FUNDS
- GETTING ELECTED
- EXPLOITING THE CRASH TO FUNNEL ONE TRILLION DOLLARS TO HIS CRONIES UNDER THE GUISE OF A STIMULUS
- CONVINCING AFRICAN-AMERICANS HE IS ONE OF THEM
- DISTANCING HIMSELF FROM THE LEFTIST ANTI-AMERICANS AND ANTI-SEMITES HE AS ASSOCIATED HIMSELF WITH FOR 25 YEARS
- CONVINCING THE LEFT HE IS FOR TRANSPARENCY WHILE BEING THE MOST SECRETIVE PERSON EVER TO BE POTUS
More about Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World at Amazon "The New Third World" is Europe and the United States.
Wikipedia has this entry for author Michael Lewis.
Some large public library systems have Boomerang or have ordered it.
Despite some of his comments about Occupy Wall Street, I'll be reading his book once my name rises to the top of the library's reserve-list.