THE BLACK KETTLE

Proverbs 21:30

Brian Lilley & Ruth Shaw: No Free Speech For Carleton Pro-Life Group

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Jerry Agar & Pam Geller on Oklahoma’s sharia ban

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Marc Faber – CNBC 13 January 2012

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Special Report Online: 1/11

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‘She would have done the same for me': Single mum adopts best friend’s FIVE children after they lose both parents in 6 months

‘She would have done the same for me': Single mum adopts best friend’s FIVE children after they lose both parents in 6 months

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Afghan boy suicide bombers tell how they are brainwashed into believing they will survive

By Ben Farmer:

The largely illiterate boys are fed a diet of anti-Western and anti-Afghan government propaganda until they are prepared to kill, he said. But the boys are also assured that they will miraculously survive the devastation they cause.

“The worst part is that these children don’t think that they are killing themselves,” said the official. “They are often given an amulet containing Koranic verses. Mullahs tell them, ‘When this explodes you will survive and God will help you survive the fire. Only the infidels will be killed, you will be saved and your parents will go to paradise’.”

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Debt crisis: Eurozone back on the brink as France has credit rating downgraded

Debt crisis: Eurozone back on the brink as France has credit rating downgraded

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New Warning Against Daily Aspirin is ‘Hogwash,’ Says Top Heart Surgeon Dr. Chauncey Crandall

New Warning Against Daily Aspirin is ‘Hogwash,’ Says Top Heart Surgeon Dr. Chauncey Crandall

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Maspero Massacre: Egypt’s Christians cry for justice

by The Right Scoop:

Another good report from CBN on how the massacre that happened in Egypt back in October echoes into the present. It really helps bring home what the Christians in Egypt are up against with a government that treats them like second class citizens, and how they are dealing with it:

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S&P Cuts Credit Ratings for Nine Euro Zone Nations

S&P Cuts Credit Ratings for Nine Euro Zone Nations

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Global warming: red-faced climatologist issues grovelling apology

By James Delingpole:


Not.

I’ve just been listening to BBC Radio 4’s More Or Less. It was the episode announcing that the Global Warming Policy Foundation’s scientific adviser Dr David Whitehouse had won a £100 bet made on the programme four years ago with climatologist Dr James Annan. Annan predicted temperatures would rise in that period; Whitehouse predicted they wouldn’t. Annan lost.

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Sterilizing the Left’s Eugenics History

by Daniel Flynn:

North Carolina offered reparations on Tuesday to victims of its nearly-half-century sterilization campaign. Starting with Indiana in 1907, more than half of the states codified eugenics programs of varying degrees of fervor during the twentieth century. But North Carolina is thus far the only state to offer to compensate the victims.

“We are attempting to achieve a level of financial compensation and other services that can provide meaningful assistance,” explained Dr. Laura Gerald, chair of the state’s Eugenics Task Force. “Compensation also serves a collective purpose for the state and sends a clear message that we in North Carolina are a people who pay for our mistakes and that we do not tolerate bureaucracies that trample on basic human rights.”

But the state tolerated trampling on “basic human rights” under the guise of progress between 1929 and 1974. The task force’s recommendations have the endorsement of Governor Bev Perdue and await the approval of the state legislature. Support in the legislature appears both wide and bipartisan.

The Tarheel State’s press has been instrumental in exposing decades-long legislative and bureaucratic malfeasance. The role of their journalistic forebears in propagandizing for eugenics hasn’t piqued their curiosity as much. The editorial page editor of the Durham Morning Herald, for instance, was a member of the Human Betterment League as late as the 1960s. The same Charlotte Observer, Winston Salem Journal, and Raleigh News and Observer that inveigh against the state’s eugenic past also played a role in creating that past.

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Anti-Israel Hypocrisy at the UN

by Joseph Klein:

Morocco, replacing Lebanon on the United Nations Security Council, wasted no time in raising the issue of Israeli settlements after a closed-door Security Council meeting on January 10th about the unrelated topic of Children and Armed Conflict. As the United States representative is reported to have pointed out, Morocco’s request was “ill-timed and counter-productive.” Morocco’s decision to begin its tenure on the Security Council by carrying the Palestinians’ torch on the Israeli settlements issue is also the height of hypocrisy, considering Morocco’s continuing illegal occupation of the Western Sahara territory and repression of its people who yearn for self-determination.

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Obama to ‘take on’ Netanyahu after election?

Palestinians say White House asked them to delay demands till 2nd term

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24 Stats To Crush Anyone Who Thinks America Has A Bright Economic Future

24 Stats To Crush Anyone Who Thinks America Has A Bright Economic Future

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Allen West on the Marines Incident: ‘Shut Your Mouth, War Is Hell’

Allen West on the Marines Incident: ‘Shut Your Mouth, War Is Hell’

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CTV Defends Reporter Who Advocates For Palestinians

By: Mike Fegelman:

Recently, HonestReporting Canada notified you that CTV News reporter Bob Fife crossed the line by opining that Canada is “offside on Israel” and that it’s “too much in support of Netanyahu”. On the December 27 broadcast of CTV News, Fife also implied that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was a liar. In making these prejudicial statements, this reporter embraced the role of partisan punditry and breached journalistic neutrality.

We brought these concerns to CTV’s attention, reminding them of Mr. Fife’s professional obligation to embargo his personal opinions and not advocate for one side of a two-party conflict. Regrettably, CTV sought fit to defend Mr. Fife in a response sent to HonestReporting Canada on January 10. According to Mr. Mark Sikstrom, Editor of Journalistic Policy and Practices at CTV News: “Mr. Fife was a making a fair comment on Prime Minister Netanyahu’s negotiating stance toward the Palestinians on the issue of settlements.”

According to CTV, it’s fair for a CTV reporter to attack the Canadian government’s support for Israel, and the integrity of Israel’s Prime Minister. Amazingly, shortly after we filed our complaint, Bob Fife continued his partisan anti-Israel commentary, this time on CTV Question Period on January 1. Here is a short transcript of his comments:

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Union fight pits rights of free speech, private land

By Tim Devaney:

With a full complement of members after President Obama’s recent recess appointments, the National Labor Relations Board could soon rule on a closely watched labor law case with major implications for property rights, union organizing tactics and even what workers can write about on their company email accounts.

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THE NEW Ant and the Grasshopper

THE NEW ANT and the Grasshopper, Two Versions:
The ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER

This one is a little different….
Two Different Versions …
Two Different Morals

OLD VERSION

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed.

The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.

MORAL OF THE OLD STORY: Be responsible for yourself!

MODERN VERSION

The ant works hard in the withering heat and the rain all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving..

CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.

America is stunned by the sharp contrast.

How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing, ‘It’s Not EasyBeing Green…’

Occupy the Anthill stages a demonstration in front of the ant’s house where the news stations film the SEIU group singing, We shall overcome.

Then Rev. Jeremiah Wright has the group kneel down to pray for the grasshopper’s sake, while he damns the ants.

President Obama condems the ant and blames President Bush 43, President Bush 41, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus, and the Pope for the grasshopper’s plight..

Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.

Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer.

The antis fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government GreenCzar and given to the grasshopper.

The story ends as we see the grasshopper and his free-loading friends finishing up the last bits of the ant’s food while the government house he is in, which, as you recall, just happens to be the ant’s old house, crumbles around them because the grasshopper doesn’t maintain it.

The ant has disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again.

The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident, and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the ramshackle, once prosperous and peaceful, neighborhood.

The entire Nation collapses bringing the rest of the free world with it.

MORAL OF THE STORY:

Be careful how you vote in 2012.

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Obama czar proposed government ‘infiltrate’ social network sites

Sunstein wants agents to ‘undermine’ talk in chat rooms, message boards

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Judge rules church discriminated against gay couple for not allowing same-sex ceremony

Judge rules church discriminated against gay couple for not allowing same-sex ceremony

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Obama Excuses Over 500,000 Union Members From Obamacare

Yet one more example of left-wingers making rules for the rest of us that they don’t want to suffer under themselves

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Obama panders to the radical Latino Left

Obama panders to the radical Latino Left

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White House Official Heather Higginbottom Needs to Explain Marxist Connection

by Trevor Loudon:

There has been some speculation that Heather Higginbottom, Deputy Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, may get the top job, as her boss, Jack Lew leaves to become President Obama’s chief of staff.

Before Ms. Higginbottom is considered for one of the key posts in the U.S. government, maybe she should be asked to explain this photo from October 30, 2001.

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Pastors Protest NYC Mayor Bloomberg for Stopping Churches–But Not Other Groups–from Meeting at Schools

Pastors Protest NYC Mayor Bloomberg for Stopping Churches–But Not Other Groups–from Meeting at Schools

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Obama’s Enviro-Racketeering

Obama’s Enviro-Racketeering

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Three Jihadis

By Pamela Geller:

It is almost every day now. Jihadi attacks in America. This past week there were three attempted jihad attacks. And what does the media consider the problem? Racistislamophobicantimuslimbigots, of course.

On Saturday, a Muslim named Sami Osmakac was arrested in Florida on charges of plotting to go jihad on nightclubs and the Tampa, Florida, sheriff’s headquarters. “We all have to die,” Osmakac said, “so why not die the Islamic way?”

Osmakac is from Kosovo, making his jihad another thank-you for U.S. involvement in Bosnia. And the U.S. still supports an independent Kosovo state, a militant Islamic state, in the heart of Europe. That is our policy. America refuses to own up to the terrible mistake we made in Europe — worse still, we continue to prosecute the Christian Serbs.

Media reports said that Osmakac, a devout Muslim, was “self-radicalized.” You have to wonder if Western dhimmis stay up nights thinking up new terms for jihad.

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Republicans and the Prevent Defense

John Robin Rice:

Every four years, we play the Super Bowl of politics; the presidential election. And, for most of the elections since Reagan, the Republicans have fielded a team that seems unwilling to go on offense against the opposing team (the Democrats) in any serious or effective way. We already know going into the game that the Democrats are going to play dirty, cheat and do anything and everything possible. We also that the referees (the media) has already decided their desired winner of the game and will do everything they can to help achieve that goal.

Still, with all those daunting obstacles, the Republicans periodically field a team that has the potential to win and win big. How do they win big?

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Canada sells the oilsands to China. Then complains about ‘foreign interference’

Canada sells the oilsands to China. Then complains about ‘foreign interference’

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US stations two aircraft carriers opposite Iran, 15,000 troops in Kuwait

US stations two aircraft carriers opposite Iran, 15,000 troops in Kuwait

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The Human Zoo

by Richard Fernandez:

The Agence France Presse news agency reports that human rights activists are outraged at a video showing tribal people putting on a show for tourists in exchange for food:

Rights campaigners and politicians Wednesday condemned a video showing women from a protected and primitive tribe dancing for tourists reportedly in exchange for food on India’s Andaman Islands.

British newspaper “The Observer” released the undated video showing Jarawa tribal women — some of them naked — being lured to dance and sing after a bribe was allegedly paid to a policeman to produce them.

Under Indian laws designed to protect ancient tribal groups susceptible to outside influence and disease, photographing or coming into contact with the Jarawa and some of the Andaman aborigines is banned.

It’s a wonderful kind of altruism which protects people from the dangers of literacy, computers, antibiotics, cars, indoor plumbing, and food preservation technology. But the Indian authorities are probably not alone in their desire to keep people in a museum state for the benefit of the curators. Recently, a campaign was launched in Sydney reminding its residents that 4 out of 5 aboriginal children in certain places did not know how to read or write.

Was that because there were no schools in Australia? Or no books? Or no teachers? Or is it at least partially because of the obsession among some of those who style themselves protectors to keep them on reservations — the better to maintain “their connection to the land” and “authenticity” — and who are quick to douse cold water on the very first signs of “acting white”?

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Iran, Venezuela Plotting Attacks “Worse than 9/11″

by Anna Mahjar-Barducci:

Tensions are mounting between the U.S. and Venezuela as the State Department decided to expel Livia Acosta Noguera, the Venezuelan consul in Miami, declaring her “persona non grata.” The Venezuelan consul was implicated in an alleged plot to launch cyber attacks on U.S. nuclear power facilities. The decision was taken as a direct result of the revelations made by the documentary The Iranian Threat, aired by the U.S Spanish language channel Univision.

In the film, the Venezuelan consul was caught on camera backing Iranian-sponsored cyber-attack against U.S. targets in 2007, when she was vice-secretary in the Venezuelan Embassy in Mexico. According to the documentary, these cyber-attacks would be “worse than 9-11.” The State Department did not want to comment on this decision. However, a U.S. high official stated that this expulsion is a serious issue, as “we do not take it lightly when we declare somebody persona non grata.”

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Brian Lilley: Government Bureaucrats Gone Wild

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