THE BLACK KETTLE

Proverbs 21:30

John Bolton: Genuine threats to Israel

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Academic Freedom? Not if You’re a Conservative…or a Koch

by Capitol Confidential:

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Put simply, course staffing decisions at FSU are made entirely by departments and are not a part of the agreement. The agreement allows for the hire of a non-tenure track professor “to teach economics courses, primarily at the undergraduate level.” The department’s selection of the program director and the non-tenure track professor to teach another introductory undergraduate economics course was decided entirely by FSU faculty and at no point did the Koch Foundation become involved in this process.

Its appears that the original accusations against the Koch Foundation stating they had harmed academic integrity and obtained hire/fire authority over faculty were proven false, so new allegations were created in their place also lacking any factually basis.

This story has very little to do about the agreement the Koch Foundation reached with FSU and everything to do with the fact that some will never accept their involvement in higher education.

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The Liar, The Witch, and The Wardrobe: Five Lies about the Debt Limit told Over the Weekend by a Fraud, a Harpie, and an “Empty Suit”

The Liar, The Witch, and The Wardrobe: Five Lies about the Debt Limit told Over the Weekend by a Fraud, a Harpie, and an “Empty Suit”

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Dr. Wellner speaks on the motives of the Oslo murderer.

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America is merely wounded, Europe risks death

By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard:

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EU ineptitude – or rather, German, Dutch and Finnish unwillingness to face up to the implications of EMU – have raised the risk of a traumatic August crisis in Italy and Spain. EU leaders are bringing about exactly what they pledged to avoid.

The US cannot insulate itself against the consequences of Europe’s elemental EMU blunder, but it can mitigate the effects by restoring order in its own political house. The Fed has already bought a degree of insurance by gunning the money supply in advance. The executive institutions of the US government are viable and still functioning.

We can only pray that at least one half of the Atlantic system holds relatively firm. If both go down together, buy a shotgun and prepare for 1932.

Try buying any firearm legally these days.

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After 150 deaths in two Syrian cities, US accuses Assad of “full-on warfare”

DEBKAfile:

No Arab ruler before him has gone to the bloody lengths Syrian President Bashar Assad went Sunday, July 31, on the eve of Ramadan on Aug. 1, to snuff out the five month-long protest against his regime. Before dawn, troops and tanks, indiscriminately blasting city streets with cannon, rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns, stormed the two most active centers of resistance. By evening, the 4th division had killed 130 people and left 1,000 injured in Hama in the north, while the 7th division had left 20 dead and more than 100 injured in Deir al-Zour. Hundreds were arrested.

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Lebanon War distortions

Abraham Bell, Gerald M. Steinberg:

This summer marks the five-year anniversary of the Lebanon war between Israel and the Lebanese-Iranian terrorist organization Hezbollah. The Second Lebanon War traumatized Israel politically as well as militarily. Militarily, Israel failed to dislodge the terrorist organization from its southern Lebanese foothold; politically, Israeli leaders found themselves overwhelmed by a flood of false accusations of “war crimes,” “indiscriminate and disproportionate” force, and “violations of international law.”

International non-governmental organizations played a critical role in the political warfare against Israel. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International – ostensibly neutral watchdogs – led the campaign. In 35 days, they issued over 40 press releases, statements and pseudo fact-finding reports, comprising hundreds of pages, largely ignoring the war crimes committed by the terrorist organization and instead focusing overwhelmingly and negatively on alleged Israeli crimes.

The HRW and Amnesty allegations were immediately accepted, at face value, by the world’s media. Politicians and diplomats then echoed the war crimes accusations, without any fact-checking.

We are now completing a multi-year study of all the HRW and Amnesty allegations regarding the 2006 Lebanon war, and the results so far are shocking. In our systematic and detailed research, supported by the Israel Science Foundation, we found major contradictions as well as numerous unsupported charges, double standards and false or invented “evidence.”

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THE LOST BOYS

By Graham Bal:

The six RAF men from 103 Squadron who died when their Wellington crashed in flames in farmland near the village of Kleiterp had been erased from history. Their bodies had been buried in an unmarked military grave and their families had been told that, officially, they were just “missing in action”. Now, thanks to the remarkable dedication of a group of Dutch patriots, the story of their bravery and sacrifice can be told.

The Wellington R1397 had taken off from Elsham Wolds in Lincolnshire on the night of July 24, 1941, to take part in an attack on the docks at Emden in Germany. It had taken off with five other planes at about 11.30pm. There had been some light fog over the North Sea but visibility above the target was good.

On board were Captain Mervyn Lund, the 23-year-old pilot from New Zealand, along with four other crewmen, also in their 20s. Rear gunner Frank Walker from Yorkshire was the oldest member of the crew at 30.

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I have my issues with the Dutch but at least the Dutch honour our war dead and living. And they do it in all sincerity.

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Alternate universe

Manning and Colts Agree on New $90 Million Deal

Something is very wrong with our culture. I’m all for capitalism, free enterprise and supply and demand economics. I don’t begrudge Mr. Manning negotiating the most lucrative deal possible as compensation for his services. Good for him. Honestly. I applaud him. However, I do wonder at a society that places this level of value on the skill of an athlete. It’s what it says about us.

For the same reason I am disgusted by the Olympics. It is no less than a perverse glorification of self and worse, yet nations are now subsidizing their athletes in a sick display of nationalistic excess all in the name of sport. It brings out the very opposite values it purports to promote. Here is Wiki’s summation of those values:

According to this philosophy, the good sportsmanship, sense of fair play, and respect for fellow athletes that is developed through participation in sports teaches men and women of different races, religions, and nationalities to work peacefully together in competition toward common goals. The Olympic Movement works to expand such lessons beyond the sports arena in the hope of promoting peace and a sense of brotherhood throughout the world.

Sure. In reality, however, we witness cheating, doping, corruption, bribery, nepotism and elitism on a scale that would embarrass Al Capone. Worse yet, the poobahs of the IOC walz around the planet like latter day Emperor Neros demanding, and receiving, lavish gifts and wordly acclaim King Solomon could only have dreamed of.

Add to all that the Bacchic rites of sexual degeneracy and excess in the athletes villages and I think it is more than fair to describe the olympics as the Pagan Games.

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Patriots vs. progressives

Does it strike anyone else that this next presidential election feels less like an election and more like two opposing countries fighting for victory? Obama’s idea of America is positively un-american (collectivist, socialist, transnational). The Republican mavericks (no, not the RINOs) are channeling our founding fathers, fighting for individual rights, less government, and our unalienable rights endowed by our Creator.

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Oslo and Profanity for Profane Times

Jim O’Neill:

Media Lie: Hitler was a Christian fundamentalist. This statement is sometimes coupled with the accusation that Hitler’s radical Christianity was the direct cause of the Holocaust.

The Truth: Hitler despised Christianity. The only religion that Hitler had any respect for was Islam, whose totalitarian methods and messages he admired.

Media Lie: Following the Jonestown mass suicide in 1978, the media implied that Reverend Jim Jones was a right-wing Christian wacko, who used religion as a means to trap people inside his insane “Death Cult” agenda. Talk of his radical Marxism was almost uniformly swept under the rug.

The Truth: Jim Jones was a Far Left radical, who used Christianity as a front for his Marxist agenda. One of his last acts was to send money to (then) communist Russia. He was as left-wing as they get. The Far Left and death fit together like a knife and sheath—check out some history (honest history).

Media Lie: Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh was a Far Right Christian militia nut.

The Truth: Timothy McVeigh was a Far Left agnostic with ties to radical Islam (via Terry Nichols) and neo-Nazism. As faithful readers well know, I have pointed out the reasons why Fascism (and its subset Nazism) is a Far Left collectivist doctrine numerous times. That the media and clueless liberals continue to call the Nazis “right-wing” is bad enough, but that patriotic conservatives continue to do so is beyond the pale. Here’s a handy mnemonic that might help: “Nazis are left-wing, Nazis are left-wing—‘Socialist Workers Party,’ hello?—Nazis are left-wing.”

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Top Syrian Generals Defect – Announce Formation of Free Syrian Army to Fight Assad (Video)

Top Syrian Generals Defect – Announce Formation of Free Syrian Army to Fight Assad (Video)

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The Sad Song Of Norway: Its Antisemitic Refrain

CiF Watch:

American writer and literary critic Bruce Bawer has described antisemitism in Norway, where he lives, as being de rigeuer amongst much of “the cultural elite – the academics, intellectuals, writers, journalists, politicians, and technocrats”.

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Why It’s Time to Speak about God Again

By Jay Haug:

America is living under an illusion: the idea that we can expunge God (broadly understood) from our national and public belief system and still operate a moral and accountable government.

C.S. Lewis summed up the problem in The Abolition of Man. “We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and then bid the geldings to be fruitful.” John Adams asserted, “Our Constitution was made for a religious and moral people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” Our founding fathers laid down a system that demanded conscientious, self-restrained implementation — a government dependent on the character of the people. Ben Franklin, perhaps the most deistic of the founding fathers, famously assured one curious bystander that the Constitutional Conventions had engendered “a Republic, if you can keep it.” How many people today truly understand that America’s health depends on the moral character of its citizens, of their personal “keeping” of our nation?

Many people in power have discovered that what Ivan Karamazov said is true: “If God is dead, all is permitted.” They recognize only too well that God has been removed from public life — and with Him, the attendant moral order. In their minds, there is no responsibility because there is no God. Morality, though not always agreed upon, has become a matter of opinion, easily dismissed.

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Government Marco Rubio Rails on Debt Crisis Hypocrisy for 14:02 (And John Kerry Doesn’t Like It)

by Christopher Santarelli:

During by far the most dramatic 24 hours of debt limit negotiations that have had a chokehold on American politics and government since January, Sen.Marco Rubio’s remarks followed by debate with Sen. John Kerry on the Senate floor this afternoon perhaps no better captures the frustration of freshman Republicans, hypocrisy of current political rhetoric, and inability of opposing sides to form real solutions.

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How to stop a jihadi GI

By KURT SCHLICHTER:

As a poster boy for the anti- war left, Pvt. Naser Jason Abdo seemed almost too good to be true: an assimilated American Muslim turned soldier — turned pious conscientious objector, after it suddenly occurred to him that some of the guys he might be pointing his M4 at were Muslims too.

And he really was too good to be true. As an Army deserter, accused child-porn aficionado and now admitted aspiring jihadi who botched his attempt to pull off a second Fort Hood massacre, the precocious Abdo has already managed to clinch the lowlife triple crown at age 21.

It’s sad that a wide array of military-haters, terrorist apologists and media meat puppets (ABC and CNN, among others, publicized his claims) were so willing to be suckered by this creepy little degenerate’s tale of one religious man’s oppression by bigoted warmongers.

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Shame! AFSCME Protesters Target Company that Hires the Developmentally Disabled

by Brett Healy:

First, opponents of Governor Scott Walker’s budget reforms protested a ceremony honoring Special Olympics athletes. The negative publicity that stunt got them did nothing to give them pause. Now, AFSCME and other liberal protesters decided to picket a business that makes a point of hiring people with special needs, on Thursday. It was to be a day celebrating their success. But to Big Labor, it always has to be about Big Labor.

For a group that yells “Shame!” all the time, it is clear that they have none.

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The West Bank?

Walid Shoebat:

Short video to explain 10 simple facts about the “West Bank.”

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Christian Persecution: The story of Neeha

by The Right Scoop:

Neeha and her family lived in Islamabad, Pakistan just a few years ago. When Neeha’s father, a Christian, refused to convert to Islam his 2 year old daughter was kidnapped and mercilessly raped in a field. Her father was able to rescue her but she was left with serious injuries such that she can’t even urinate properly. She’s had 5 surgeries to repair the damage. Rev. Majed El Shafie heard about her story and went to meet the family who was in hiding for fear of their lives. He has since worked tirelessly and successfully for over 3 years to get them out of Pakistan and into Canada where they are now free.

This is the story of Neeha:

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Demonizing Christianity

by Bill O’Reilly:

The front-page headline in The New York Times last Sunday was stunning: “As Horrors Emerge, Norway Charges Christian Extremist.”

That would be Anders Behring Breivik, the 32-year-old who has confessed to taking at least 76 innocent lives apparently because he doesn’t like Muslims living in Europe.

But why would the Times brand Breivik a Christian? He is not attached to any church, has no history of Christian activity, has openly criticized the Protestant philosophy and has admitted to committing acts counter to all Christian teaching.

Defenders of the headline point to a Norwegian police officer who reportedly described Breivik as a Christian who desired to be a member of the Knights Templar​, a medieval society that avenged anti-Christian behavior.

Perhaps The New York Times might watch out for the Knights.

According to reporting by the website NewsBusters, the Times wasn’t so quick to brand the men who killed 52 people in the London subway bombings back in 2005. The Times story on that terror incident described the situation this way: “(T)he plot was carried out by a sleeper cell of homegrown extremists rather than highly trained terrorists exported to Britain.”

Homegrown? The four London killers were all Muslim extremists, yet the Times avoided the religious label.

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Stephen Meyer on Michael Behe’s Irreducible Complexity and the Bacterial Flagellum

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Life on this planet’ about to change

By MARK STEYN:

That thoughtful observer of the passing parade, Nancy Pelosi, weighed in on the “debt ceiling” negotiations the other day: “What we’re trying to do is save the world from the Republican budget. We’re trying to save life on this planet as we know it today.”

It’s always good to have things explained in terms we simpletons can understand. After a while, all the stuff about debt-to-GDP ratio and CBO alternative baseline scenarios starts to give you a bit of a headache, so we should be grateful to the House Minority Leader for putting it in layman’s terms: What’s at stake is “life on this planet as we know it today.” So, if right now you’re living anywhere in the general vicinity of this planet, it’s good to know Nancy’s in there pitching for you.

What about life on this planet tomorrow? How’s that look if Nancy gets her way? The Democrat model of governance is to spend four trillion dollars while only collecting two trillion, borrowing the rest from tomorrow. Instead of “printing money,” we’re printing credit cards and preapproving our unborn grandchildren. To facilitate this proposition, Washington created its own form of fantasy accounting: “baseline budgeting,” under which growth-in-government is factored in to federal bookkeeping as a permanent feature of life. As Arthur Herman of the American Enterprise Institute pointed out this week, under present rules, if the government were to announce a spending freeze – that’s to say, no increases, no cuts, everything just stays exactly the same – the Congressional Budget Office would score it as a $9 trillion savings. In real-world terms, there are no “savings,” and there’s certainly no $9 trillion. In fact, there isn’t one thin dime. But nevertheless that’s how it would be measured at the CBO.

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Speaking as a Hobbit

Paula Helton:

On Wednesday the “vaunted” Wall Street Journal ran an article titled “Tea Party Hobbits” in which they referred to those of us in the Tea Party movement as Hobbits. With all due respect to WSJ, bring it on. If this is the best you can do, you at the Journal are lightweights in the name-calling game. We’ve endured name tags such as “racist”, “right-wing extremists”, “terrorists”, etc. and all you have is hobbit? Speaking for myself, I’m proud to be a Hobbit.

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I still don’t believe in global warming

Lorne Gunter, National Post:

Never give up on a theory that’s made you famous (and in some cases rich). Should it become hard to maintain the theory in light of contradictory real-world evidence, simply make up unprovable excuses for why your hypothesis isn’t coming true and stick with it.

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‘Most Chilling Video’ From ‘Arab Spring’ Reveals Syrian Security Forces Invading People’s Home

‘Most Chilling Video’ From ‘Arab Spring’ Reveals Syrian Security Forces Invading People’s Home

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Debt Ceiling Theatrics, U.S. Economy Back in Recession

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Breivik’s Distorted “Agnostic Christianity”

By Marcia Morrissey:

Some of the news reports described Breivik as a “Christian fundamentalist.” I will just address the claim that he is a Christian here. I later read parts of his 1500-word manifesto, where he admits he is not a religious Christian, but rather loosely uses “Christianity” for his own political purposes. He calls himself a “cultural Christian.” He says that religious Christians have a personal relationship with Jesus or God, which he does not.

He writes, ” . . .we do however believe in Christianity as a cultural, social, identity and moral platform. This makes us Christians.” He further writes, “Being a Christian can mean many things . . . you don’t need to have a personal relationship with God or Jesus to fight for our Christian cultural heritage. It is enough that you are a Christian-agnostic, or a Christian-atheist.” What the heck is he talking about?

Breivik also writes that he thinks that faith in God is a “. . . crutch for many weak people, and many embrace religion for self-serving reasons as a source for drawing mental strength. Since I’m not a hypocrite I’ll say directly that this is my agenda, as well. However, I have not yet felt the need to ask God for strength yet, but I’m pretty sure I will pray to God as I’m rushing through my city guns blazing.” So in other words, God is a “genie in a bottle God,” that you summon only when in desperate need, and put back in the bottle when you don’t.

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Clearly not a Christian and clearly not a religious man in any form whatsoever.  Those who insist and persist in identifying him as such do so for strictly personal or political ends.

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Hal Lindsey Report (7.29.11)

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Was Anders Breivik an internet troll?

Anders Breivik and the echo-chamber of the trolls

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The no votes: 22 GOPers who balked Boehner

Justin Amash (Mich.)
Michele Bachmann (Minn.)
Chip Cravaack (Minn.)

Jason Chaffetz (Utah)
Scott Desjarlais (Tenn.)
Tom Graves (Ga.)
Tim Huelskamp (Kans.)
Steve King (Iowa)
Tim Johnson (Ill.)
Tom McClintock (Calif.)
Mick Mulvaney (S.C.)
Ron Paul (Texas)
Connie Mack (Fla.)
Jim Jordan (Ohio)
Tim Scott (S.C.)
Paul Broun (Ga.)
Tom Latham (Iowa)
Jeff Duncan (S.C.)
Trey Gowdy (S.C.)
Steve Southerland (Fla.)
Joe Walsh (Ill.)
Joe Wilson (S.C.)

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House Church Alliance Leader in China Sentenced to Labor Camp

CDN:

Authorities this week sentenced Shi Enhao, deputy leader of the Chinese House Church Alliance (CHCA), to two years of “re-education through labor” – a sentence that requires no trial or conviction, according to the China Aid Association (CAA).

Shi was officially charged with holding “illegal meetings and illegal organizing of venues for religious meetings,” due to his leadership of a house church movement of several thousand people meeting in several venues around Beijing, CAA reported.

Zhang Mingxuan, president of the CHCA, has also faced multiple arrests and detentions since founding the alliance in 2005.

Police have since ordered Shi’s church members to stop meeting for worship and confiscated musical instruments, choir robes and some 140,000 RMB (US$21,740) in church donations. They also raided Shi’s house on June 1 and have threatened and intimidated Shi’s wife, Zhu Guangyun, and their four adult children, according to the CAA.

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Few in the west will speak out for persecuted innocents.

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Rush: We are all Sarah Palin now

by The Right Scoop:

Rush hits back hard against the assault coming from the left that the Tea Party are hostage takers and terrorists. He starts by playing one of his great media montages of Democrats in Congress referring to the Tea Party as holding the country hostage and then reads a Politico article that refers to the Tea Party as terrorists. He says emphatically that he doesn’t want to hear any more crap from the left on civility:

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Our Ten-Trillion-Dollar Man

by Victor Davis Hanson:

The Congressional Budget Office not long ago forecast that Barack Obama’s $1 trillion-plus annual deficits — scheduled over the next decade — would result in almost another $10 trillion in aggregate debt. Going back to the pre-Bush tax rates this time won’t balance the budget. Slashing discretionary spending will not. So large has the splurge become, and so hooked are the constituencies of federal money, that massive cuts to entitlements necessary to stave off financial implosion may well prompt Greek-like protests.

That staggering sum was apparently conventional wisdom until the November 2010 election. But now there is fear that at some point in the future, Obama will not be known as the first African-American president. Nor will he be cited even as the hope-and-change phenomenon of 2008. Instead, posterity shall know him as the single greatest borrower in American presidential history, a novice who nearly wrecked the US economy by borrowing over $4 billion a day without any feasible proposal how to pay back such a vast sum — taking a post-recession recovery and turning it into a stagflationary mess. In the third year of his tenure, Obama is still left only with “Bush did it” as an explanation of what went wrong.

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Now Gov’t Trying to Ban Sale of Your Supplements

Now Gov’t Trying to Ban Sale of Your Supplements

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Turkey’s Military Leaders Resign En Masse In Disagreement With Erdogan Government

Rob Miller:

Turkey’s army chief-of-staff and the entire military command have resigned in a major disagreement with the Erdogan government.

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This is a much bigger deal than it appears. Turkey’s entire military leadership resigning en masse is a direct challenge to Erdogan, and it will end one of two ways. Either the military will become much more Islamist and compliant or the military is getting ready to assume it’s constitutional role of safeguarding Turkey’s secular democracy…which means a coup could be in the making.

I predict the islamists will prevail.

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Sharia poster boy

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Home Depot mogul hammers O over ‘fat cat’ talk

Home Depot mogul hammers O over ‘fat cat’ talk

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Over (way over) 30 million dead at the hands of communist progressive Mao but the Obamas hang a Mao Christmas Tree ornament on WH Christmas tree

The cost of Mao’s reign in human lives

What do you say to that Van Jones et al?  Explain please …

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Eliminating Israel

Benny Morris:

A well-known hadith (a saying of the Prophet Mohammed accepted by Muslims as canonical and weighty), relating to the prospective end-of-days battle between Muslims and Jews, states:

The Prophet … says: ‘The hour of judgement shall not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them, so that the Jews hide behind trees and stones, and each tree and stone will say: “Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him” …’

This hadith is approvingly quoted in the 1988 Charter (or constitution) of the Hamas, the fundamentalist Palestinian organization that controls the Gaza Strip and won the 2006 Palestinian general elections.

And last week it received the approval of 73 percent of Palestinians in a poll run by American pollster Stanley Greenberg, conducted jointly by the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, based in Beit Sahur in the West Bank, and the Israel Project, a peace-promoting international nonprofit organization. The finding was based on lengthy interviews with 1,010 Palestinian adults in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. About 80 percent of those polled agreed that it was the duty of all Muslims to participate in jihad to eradicate Israel.

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UNDER PERSECUTION

Youcef Nadarkhani

Location: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Arrested: October 2009
Days Imprisoned: 656

Print Fact Sheet
07/13/2011 Update

Youcef Nadarkhani, a 34-year-old pastor from Rasht, about 750 miles northwest of Tehran, was arrested in October 2009 after he protested a government policy that required children, including his 8- and 9-year-old sons, to study the Quran in school. Youcef told school officials that the Iranian constitution allows for freedom of religious practice. As a result of his protest, secret police called him before a political tribunal and arrested him for protesting. The charges were later amended to apostasy and evangelism of Muslims. Youcef was tried on Sept. 21–22, 2010 by the 1st Court of the Revolutionary Tribunal and sentenced to death on Nov. 13 for apostasy.

The pastor is imprisoned in Lakan prison, where authorities have used various methods, including medication, to convert him back to Islam.

After Youcef refused to convert to Islam, his wife was arrested, put on trial without an attorney and sentenced to life in prison. She was later released after an attorney appealed her sentence. The Nadarkhanis’ children were cared for by a relative while they were both in prison.

Youcef Still Needs Prayers
Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani remains in prison awaiting re-examination of his case. This is likely to take place sometime in September. Until then, it is critical that we continue to pray for him. Our contacts report that he is standing firm and strong in his faith, and is even encouraging those who are discouraged, exhorting them to trust in the Lord.

Supreme Court Sends Case Back to Lower Court
VOM’s contacts are reporting a new development in the case of Youcef Nadarkhani. His lawyer has finally received the written ruling from the Supreme Court. According to one source, the Supreme Court has agreed with the death sentence verdict. However, the court “pointed out procedural flaws and is asking the lower court to re-examine the case.” The judges would like clarification as to whether Youcef was truly a Muslim prior to becoming a Christian. If Youcef is determined to have been a “true” Muslim, and he does not recant his Christian faith, the death sentence will stand.

Death Sentence Annulled Temporarily
On Sunday, Iran’s supreme court has overturned a death sentence handed down to Youcef Nadarkhani.

“The supreme court has annulled the death sentence and sent the case back to the court in Rasht, asking the accused to repent,” Mohammad Ali Dadkhah said.

The court’s decision will lift the death sentence only if Youcef recants his Christian faith. It is not clear what will happen if he does not recant.

Youcef’s lawyer was also sentenced on Sunday to nine years in jail and a 10-year ban on practicing law or teaching at university for “actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime”.

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NBC KCEN Consults With Walid Shoebat on Terror Arrest in Ft Hood

WALID SHOEBAT:

Walid Shoebat is used by NBC to advise on motivations of Naser Jason Abdo in his alleged attempt to copy cat attack on Ft Hood. We also have acquired the facebook page of Naser Jason Abdo that exposes as one of his main interest CAIR (Council for American Islamic relations) look at the facebook image: http://shoebat.com/documents/Nasser_Abdo_Facebook.jpg

Please click to see related article “CNN at Work for Muslim Interests”

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The Liberals Dream Realized: Hundreds of Thousands in Cairo Demand Islamic State in Efypt

Pam Geller:

Ah, the powerful sulphuric stench off the fetid blossoms of the Islamic spring.

And here we have more poisonous fruit from the mainstream media’s pounding propaganda campaign that paved the way for an Islamic sharia state in Egypt. The media couldn’t help themselves. Endlessly blathering on Liberty! Democracy! Jihad! Sharia! (though it hardly rolled off the tongue, more like they choked on it.) And still no mea culpa by the media. They suffered a sort of tourette syndrome even throwing their female journalists (ie Lara Logan.)

And now this.

We await same intense and extensive mainstream media coverage and obsession that we witnessed immediately after and in the ensuing days of the Norway massacre to determine those responsible for the call for a brutal and oppression Islamic state in Egypt. We await the same intense and extensive mainstream media coverage and deep investigative reporting on the ideology that commands the sharia. We await the same intense and extensive mainstream media coverage and intense investigation of the ideology that incites, jihadi wars, land appropriations, cultural annihilations, gender apartheid and enslavements.

I expect extremists Brian Williams, Anderson Cooper, the NY Times, LA Times, IHT, CNN, BBC,and all members of the mainstream meda et al, to be just as rabidly obsessed and consumed with investigating their role in cheerleading for the overthrow and downfall of the US allied Mubarak government.

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The Tea Party is Dead. Long Live the Tea Party.

by Patrick Tuohey:

The Tea Party movement, which was so heralded in 2009 and 2010 and played a large role in motivating voters and candidates to move to the right, is dead. It’s chief accomplishment was to elect enough Republicans to the US House of Representatives that John Boehner was elected Speaker. But make no mistake, the movement—as it was known then—is dead. And it is becoming painfully embarrassing to watch groups prop up the corpse and parade around like it was still alive—an electoral version of Weekend at Bernie’s.

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Quote of the Obama Era

Bryan Preston:

Whatever happens tonight and in the following days over the debt ceiling, this quote defines the years during which Barack Obama was President of the United States. It’s from Tuesday’s White House press briefing with Jay Carney. It’s around the 9 minute mark in the video at the link.

“[W]hen you put forward a position … on difficult issues … it becomes charged politically, and your chances of actually getting an agreement diminish significantly,” Carney said. “That’s how it works.”

Yes, that’s how it works. And that quote reflects a rank cowardice and adbication on the part of the White House to make tough calls and assume real leadership when circumstances call for it.

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Breivik and totalitarian democrats

Caroline Glick:

The reporter, Scott Shane named several popular anti-jihadist blogs that Breivik mentioned in his manifesto. Shane then quoted left-leaning terrorism expert Marc Sageman who alleged that that the writings of anti-jihad authors “are the infrastructure from which Breivik emerged.”

That is, Shane quoted Sageman accusing these writers of responsibility for Breivik’s acts of murder.

Before considering the veracity of Sageman’s claim, it is worth noting that no similar allegations were leveled by the media or their favored terror experts against Gore in the wake of Lee’s hostage taking last year, or in the aftermath of Kaczynski’s arrest in 1996. Moreover, Noam Chomsky, Michael Scheuer, Stephen Walt and John Mearshimer, whose writings were endorsed by Osama Bin Laden, have not been accused of responsibility for al Qaeda terrorism.

That is, leftist writers whose works have been admired by terrorists have not been held accountable for the acts of terrorism conducted by their readers.

Nor should they have been. And to understand why this sort of guilt-by-readership is wrong, it is worth considering what separates liberal democracies from what the great Israeli historian Jacob Talmon referred to as totalitarian democracies. Liberal democracies are founded on the notion that it is not simply acceptable for citizens to participate in debates about the issues facing their societies. It is admirable for citizens in democracies to participate in debates – even heated ones — about their government’s policies as well as their societies’ cultural and moral direction. A citizenry unengaged is a citizenry that is in danger of losing its freedom.

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And it is this tendency that most endangers the future of liberal democracies. If the Left is ever successful in its bid to criminalize ideological opponents and justify acts of terrorism against their opponents, their victory will destroy the liberal democratic foundations of Western civilization.

The left loves a good witch hunt.

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‘Life on this planet’ about to change

By MARK STEYN:

That thoughtful observer of the passing parade, Nancy Pelosi, weighed in on the “debt ceiling” negotiations the other day: “What we’re trying to do is save the world from the Republican budget. We’re trying to save life on this planet as we know it today.”

It’s always good to have things explained in terms we simpletons can understand. After a while, all the stuff about debt-to-GDP ratio and CBO alternative baseline scenarios starts to give you a bit of a headache, so we should be grateful to the House Minority Leader for putting it in layman’s terms: What’s at stake is “life on this planet as we know it today.” So, if right now you’re living anywhere in the general vicinity of this planet, it’s good to know Nancy’s in there pitching for you.

Article Tab: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) watches as U.S. President Barack Obama greets guests after speaking during an event announcing new auto fuel economy standards at the Washington Convention Center July 29, 2011 in Washington, D.C.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) watches as U.S. President Barack Obama greets guests after speaking during an event announcing new auto fuel economy standards at the Washington Convention Center July 29, 2011 in Washington, D.C.

What about life on this planet tomorrow? How’s that look if Nancy gets her way?

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Is This Iconic Evolutionary Bird Really Not a Bird?

by Billy Hallowell:

One of the world’s most famous fossil creatures — Archaeopteryx – widely considered the earliest known bird on Earth, is getting a rude present on the 150th birthday of its discovery: A new analysis suggests it isn’t a bird at all. The International Business Times reports:

In subsequent years, theories of the bird species evolution drew heavily on archaeopteryx. But the discovery of several feathered dinosaurs in the past 15 years has led experts to question whether it was really the first bird.

Thus, Chinese scientists are proposing a change to the evolutionary family tree that boots Archaeopteryx off the “bird” branch and onto a closely related branch of birdlike dinosaurs.

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Another icon of fairy tale bites the primordial dust.

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ATF: The White House Knew

ATF: The White House Knew

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Is It Time Israel Ends Oslo?

by Mudar Zahran:

Since the Oslo Accords came into effect, each time a breakthrough seems close, the Palestinian Liberation Organization [PLO] leadership, has exhibited a perplexing way of breaching the Accords’ conditions and provoking Israel, thereby working against the very agreement that brought the Palestinian Authority into existence.

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Terrorism Against Israel More Justified Than Terrorism Against Norway?

by Alan M. Dershowitz:

In a recent interview, Norway’s ambassador to Israel has suggested that Hamas terrorism against Israel is more justified than the recent terrorist attack against Norway. His reasoning is that “we Norwegians consider the occupation to be the cause of the terror against Israel.” In other words terrorism against Israeli citizens is the fault of Israel. The terrorism against Norway, on the other hand, was based on “an ideology that said that Norway, particularly the Labor Party, is foregoing Norwegian culture.” It is hard to imagine that he would make such a provocative statement without express approval from the Norwegian government.

I can’t remember many other examples of so much nonsense compressed in such short an interview.

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