January 31, 2014

Military Vehicles Acquired By Local Police

[From article]
McMillin says the vehicle came to the department free of charge as part of the 1033 program which reallocates government equipment for use by law enforcement agencies.
It has never been deployed abroad.
A picture posted of the vehicle on the Salinas Police Department's Facebook page garnered varied responses, from enthusiastic support to suspicion.
'That armored vehicle is a disgrace to cops,' wrote one commentator. '...What happened to courage, honor, integrity. That vehicle is made for war. Do not use my safety to justify that vehicle. To better protect me, it's a joke. Come clean and tell the truth. The Salinas Police Department is just a bunch of cowards that want to use that vehicle as intimidation and to terrorize the citizens of this city.'
Here is some more evidence of how extremely misguided the spending of taxpayer funds is. The Department of Defense never used these vehicles. They cover up their negligence and wasteful spending by giving these military vehicles to local police.


California police department gets $650,000 37,000lb armored military truck
The armored truck was given free of charge to the department as part of the 1033 program that reallocates government equipment
Some residents believe that the imposing vehicle is a military weapon with no place in civilian life
Police Chief Kelly McMillin says the vehicle will only be used to protect officers and citizens
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 16:26 EST, 21 December 2013 | UPDATED: 16:26 EST, 21 December 2013

NYC Police Beat 80-year-old For Jaywalking

[From article]
The exceedingly violent arrest came 12 hours after an ambulance struck an Upper West Side woman in front of her own building, sending her into the path of another vehicle and killing her on the spot, authorities said.
It was the third fatal accident within two blocks of 96th Street and Broadway in a little more than a week.
In this latest deadly crash, a 26-year-old Samantha Lee was crossing 96th — mid-block between Broadway and West End Avenue — when she was clipped by the driver’s side mirror of a westbound St. Luke’s Hospital ambulance at 4:45 a.m., police said.


Cops leave elderly man a bloody mess after he jaywalked
By Kevin Sheehan
January 19, 2014 | 5:29pm
New York Post

Whining President Shows He Is Ungrateful

[From article]
“There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black President,” Obama told The New Yorker’s David Remnick in the magazine’s Jan. 27 issue.
“Now, the flip side of it is there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt precisely because I’m a black President,” he added.

Ya think? There are some people who don't like me because I am white. There are none who like me especially because I am white, unlike black people who get extra privileges because they are black. There are some people who do not like me because I am old. Some because I do not have a degree from Harvard University, and some because I have a college degree. Others because they think I am disabled. Many at Harvard University dislike me because I do not have upper class parents. I receive a lot more hatred than the President and I do not have any armed guards or PR flacks protecting me. The whining White House multi millionaire, shows his lack of gratitude, his greed, his mendacity, and his misguided self centered view. Shall we start a Facebook page to gather donations for Obama's hurt feelings? Is he pathetic? The President of the United States whining that some people do not like him. Poor guy. Imagine what he might have accomplished without racism. Ahem!


Obama: Some folks don’t like me because I’m black
By Sean Piccoli
January 19, 2014 | 4:55pm

MTV's Race To The Bottom

[From article]
If you don't know who Abraham is, you obviously haven't been keeping up with Us Weekly. She didn't tell her ex-boyfriend that he was the father before he was killed in a car accident. Her mother was charged with assault for hitting her. But never mind. Rocketed to D-list celebrity by her appearances on "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom," she got two breast augmentations, performed in a sex video and has now graduated to appearing on the VH1 show "Couples Therapy." In other words, she is living the American Dream of pointless notoriety.
[. . .]
It's safe to assume that nothing good comes from MTV, except by accident.


Jewish World Review 
Jan. 14, 2014/ 13 Shevat, 5774
MTV and teen pregnancy
By Rich Lowry

Family of Woman Shot Dead By DC Police Sues Government

[From article]
The suit said the incident began because Carey “mistakenly drove past the first guard post at the White House entrance because the entrance was negligently maintained, covered and supervised by police officers, supervisors, managers” and others, and then tried to make a lawful U-turn to leave.
However, according to the claim, “for some inexplicable reason,” instead of simply allowing Carey to leave, a police officer “without provocation or legal justification, inconsistent with his or her police training, negligently and recklessly threw a bicycle rack at the vehicle, striking it.”
The suit goes on to maintain that Carey had not violated any law, and, therefore, police had “no legal basis to stop her or use any amount of physical force against her.”
[. . .]
Sanders said the suit is to compensate the family for their “great loss of a daughter, mother, friend and confidant.” But he insists the case is about more than the death of just one woman. He says it represents a threat to the rights of all Americans.
“Somehow, the Bill of Rights did not apply to Miriam. Miriam’s life did not seem to be so important. Thus far, Miriam’s death is being treated as simple collateral damage in the government’s zeal to protect itself from terrorism,” said Sanders.


Family seeking $75 million after woman shot dead by federal agents
Published: 8 hours agoGarth Kant
January 30, 2014

Journalist Under Surveillance By PI, Police Identify Him

[From article]
His outfit, however, wasn’t the only awkward part. For at least two days, the man, Jonathan Cate, 46, had been trying to surreptitiously follow me in his car around Washington, D.C. A private investigator, Cate was working for a Virginia-based firm called Interprobe. Now the police had made him show his ID, I was at his car window, and he was admitting he’d been hired to tail me.

At least he was able to have the police identify the man. When I complained to police and the FBI about being under 24/7 surveillance they ignored me. Five crime families, local police thugs, Harvard University campus police employees, FBI thugs take turns conducting harassment and other alarming acts against me. Local police just say, "He's crazy." to justify their reluctance to act.


I Was Tailed by a Private Investigator
AUTHOR: Aram Roston
POSTED: Jan 28, 2014 23:51 EST

January 30, 2014

Some Politicians Are Pathetic

[From Article]
But what about the weak media response to Rep. Henry C. Johnson, D-Ga., who, during a 2010 House Armed Services Committee hearing concerning U.S. military buildup on Guam, told Adm. Robert F. Willard, the then commander of U.S. Pacific Command, "My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize"? Adm. Willard replied, with all sincerity, "We don't anticipate that." I'd pay serious money to know what the admiral and his white staff said about Johnson after they left the hearing room.
Then there's Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, who asked NASA scientists whether they could drive the Mars rover to where Neil Armstrong placed the American flag. Actually, Armstrong planted the flag on the moon in 1969. In 2010, Jackson Lee pointed out: "Today we have two Vietnams, side by side, North and South, exchanging and working. We may not agree with all that North Vietnam is doing, but they are living in peace." The fact of business is that as a result of North Vietnam's conquest, today it's only one nation, Vietnam. Another Jackson Lee geographical observation was her reference to "countries like Europe." But we shouldn't be that critical of her, because President Obama also has referred to people from "countries like Europe."


Jewish World Review 
Jan. 22, 2014/ 21 Shevat, 5774
OK to Feel Sorry
By Walter Williams

NJ Governor Showed Leadership When Accused of Wrongdoing

[From article]
Governor Christie quickly fired the people he held responsible for deliberately creating a traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge. Contrast that with the many scandals in Washington for which President Obama has not fired anyone.
[. . .]
Whatever the political fate of Governor Christie, he has provided an example of the kind of articulation that is needed — indeed, imperative — if the Republicans are to have any chance of rescuing this country from the ruinous policies of the past few years.


Jewish World Review 
Jan. 15, 2014/ 14 Shevat, 5774
Christie, Hillary and Obama
By Thomas Sowell

Liberal Policies Contrary To Facts, Four Articles

[From article]
But who reads history these days? Moreover, those parts of history that would undermine the vision of the left — which prevails in our education system from elementary school to postgraduate study — are not likely to get much attention.
The net results are bright people, with impressive degrees, who have been told for years how brilliant they are, but who are often ignorant of facts that might cause them to question what they have been indoctrinated with in schools and colleges.
[. . .]
Recently Kirsten Powers repeated on Fox News Channel the discredited claim that women are paid only about three-quarters of what a man is paid for doing the same work.
But there have been empirical studies, going back for decades, showing that there is no such gap when the women and men are in the same occupation, with the same skills, experience, education, hours of work and continuous years of full-time work.
[. . .]
Facts are not liberals' strong suit. Rhetoric is.

Jan. 21, 2014/ 20 Shevat, 5774
Fact-Free Liberals
By Thomas Sowell

* * *

[From article]
the two American cities where rent control laws have existed longest and strongest — New York and San Francisco — are also the two cities with the highest average rents.
[. . .]
armed criminals prefer unarmed victims.
[. . .]
it is surely no coincidence that those few places in the industrial world which have had no minimum wage law, such as Switzerland and Singapore, have consistently had unemployment rates down around 3 percent.
[. . .]
When words trump facts, you can believe anything. And the liberal groupthink taught in our schools and colleges is the path of least resistance.


Jewish World Review 
Jan. 22, 2014/ 21 Shevat, 5774
Fact-Free Liberals: Part II
By Thomas Sowell

* * *

[From article]
What the war on poverty was intended to end was mass dependency on government. President Kennedy said, "We must find ways of returning far more of our dependent people to independence."
The same theme was repeated endlessly by President Johnson. The purpose of the "war on poverty," he said, was to make "taxpayers out of taxeaters." Its slogan was "Give a hand up, not a handout." When Lyndon Johnson signed the landmark legislation into law, he declared: "The days of the dole in our country are numbered."
Now, 50 years and trillions of dollars later, it is painfully clear that there is more dependency than ever.
[. . .]
Massive "sex education" programs were put into schools, claiming that this was urgently needed to reduce a "crisis" of teenage pregnancies and venereal diseases. But teenage pregnancies and venereal diseases had both been going down for years.
The rate of infection for gonorrhea, for example, declined every year from 1950 through 1959, and the rate of syphilis infection was, by 1960, less than half of what it had been in 1950. Both trends reversed and skyrocketed after "sex education" became pervasive.


Jewish World Review 
Jan. 23, 2014/ 22 Shevat, 5774
Fact-Free Liberals: Part III
By Thomas Sowell

* * *

[From article]
I was also very interested in the history of ideas — and years of research in that field repeatedly brought out the inescapable fact that many leading thinkers on the left had only contempt for "the people."
[. . .]
Leftists like Rousseau, Condorcet or William Godwin in the 18th century, Karl Marx in the 19th century or Fabian socialists like George Bernard Shaw in England and American Progressives in the 20th century saw the people in a role much like that of sheep, and saw themselves as their shepherds.
[. . .]
The vision of the left is not just a vision of the world. For many, it is also a vision of themselves — a very flattering vision of people trying to save the planet, rescue the exploited, create "social justice" and otherwise be on the side of the angels. This is an exalting vision that few are ready to give up, or to risk on a roll of the dice, which is what submitting it to the test of factual evidence amounts to. Maybe that is why there are so many fact-free arguments on the left, whether on gun control, minimum wages, or innumerable other issues — and why they react so viscerally to those who challenge their vision.


Jewish World Review 
Jan. 23, 2014/ 22 Shevat, 5774
Fact-Free Liberals: Part IV
By Thomas Sowell

NY Governor Distorts History, Shows Ignorance

[From article]
The suffragists who famously met at Seneca Falls, N.Y., were ardent advocates for life. They didn't mince words. Elizabeth Cady Stanton condemned the "murder of children, either before or after birth." Alice Paul, who crusaded for the Equal Rights Amendment, called abortion "the ultimate exploitation of women." Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, as Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser pointed out in her review of pro-life feminism, was horrified by the abortion industry and the women who enabled it:
[. . .]
Cuomo insists he "respects" all of the people he dumped on last week. Yet, he continues to willfully mischaracterize their positions and smear them as dangerous haters. It's telling that he employs the partisan pejorative labels "anti-gay" and "pro-assault weapon" alongside "right to life." As if endorsing the "right to life" is in itself an act of bigotry or a horrific, unspeakable crime.
There are no do-overs: Cuomo rolled out the unwelcome mat and announced a new state of intolerance. His undemocratic extremism is as extreme as it gets.


Jewish World Review 
Jan. 22, 2014/ 21 Shevat, 5774
Lessons for Shove Guv Andrew Cuomo
By Michelle Malkin

Woman Candidate, Harvard Law School Graduate Shows Insensitivity Toward Man With Disability

[From article]
Wendy Davis, of course, needs no introduction. Her filibuster of a bill to ban abortion in Texas after 20 weeks—a measure that would be uncontroversial even in Belgium or France—made her an instant star for progressives and much of the media. For them, few things are as stirring as a lonely, principled stand in favor of near-infanticide.
Her personal story was also catnip for TV producers and profile writers, who were thrilled by the trajectory of the former teen mom who lived in a mobile home and eventually earned a law degree at Harvard on the way to becoming the nation's foremost defender of late-term abortion. It's as if the protagonist of a Horatio Alger novel pulled himself up by his bootstraps and onto the board of Planned Parenthood. What's not to like?
[. . .]
Her version of her story has an ideological charge. So much of her allure for her feminist political base is her status as a go-it-alone single mom. That she benefited from the stability and resources of marriage can't be allowed to muddy the picture.
The Today Show interview mentioned her second marriage, but slightingly: "[Wendy] Davis married again for a time." For a time? She was married to Jeff Davis for 18 years!
[. . .]
Davis fumed on Twitter, "These attacks show that Greg Abbott's completely out of touch with the struggles that I faced and so many Texans face."
To suggest that Abbott is unfamiliar with struggle is offensively stupid. When Abbott was a law student in his 20s, he was out jogging when a tree fell on him, shattering his spine. He spent months recovering in the hospital and has been confined to a wheelchair ever since.


Jan. 24, 2014/ 23 Shevat, 5774
Wendy Davis Has a Problem With the Truth
By Rich Lowry

Celebrating Anti Semitism

[From article]
The hip poet Amiri Baraka (aka Everett LeRoi Jones) recently died. He was once poet laureate of New Jersey, held prestigious university posts and was canonized with awards -- despite being a hateful anti-Semite.
After 9/11, Baraka wrote a poem that suggested Israel knew about the plan to attack the World Trade Center. One of his poems from the '60s included this unabashedly anti-Semitic passage: "Smile, jew. Dance, jew. Tell me you love me, jew ... I got the extermination blues, jewboys. I got the hitler syndrome figured." Yet that did not preclude the New York Times and NPR from praising him after his death.
[. . .]
In politics, Israel often finds itself at the wrong end of a troubling double standard.
[. . .]
Nazis and racists used to spearhead Jewish hatred, based on ancient crackpot defamations that date back to the Jewish diaspora into Europe after the Roman destruction of Judaea.
But lately, anti-Semitism has become more a left-wing pathology. It is driven by the cheap multicultural trashing of the West. Jewish people here and abroad have become convenient targets for those angry with supposedly undeserved Western success and privilege.
[. . .]
Kerry is not rushing into Damascus to stop the bloodletting that has claimed far more lives than all the Palestinians lost in 70 years of conflict with Israel. Syrian President Bashar Assad, Shiite terrorists and al-Qaeda would not listen politely to Kerry's pontificating sermons.


Jewish World Review 
Jan. 16, 2014/ 15 Shevat, 5774
The cowardice of the new anti-Semitism
By Victor Davis Hanson

Snake Bite Costs NC Couple $89,000 Hospital Bill

[From article]
A couple in North Carolina is speaking out against hospital pricing after receiving a bill for an 18-hour emergency-room stay which they say cost them a whopping $89,000. The Charlotte Observer reports that Eric Ferguson visited a hospital near his home in Mooresville, N.C. over the summer after being bitten by a snake.
The four vials of anti-venom medication Ferguson received reportedly cost about $20,000 each. Ferguson and his wife Laura researched the price of the medicine and found its retail price was between $750 and $12,000 per vial. Medicare, they reportedly found, would have paid about $9,460 for the total treatment
Though their Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance reduced the bill to a little over $20,000, according to the Charlotte Observer, and they only ended up paying about $5,400 to cover their deductible and co-pay, the couple said they were shocked by the price of treatment.


Snake Bite Costs North Carolina Couple $89,000 Hospital Bill
The couple visited the emergency room in August to receive treatment. The sticker shock comes as Americans continue to battle high health care costs following the introduction of the American Care Act
By Maya Rhodan @m_rhodan
Jan. 29, 2014

Scientists Claim They Found the Human "Conscience"

[From article]
The lateral frontal pole, in short, is like a spouse who is quick to inform you that you've blundered and bungled it when it would have been so easy to get it right. It's the kindly-but-firm voice of authority that tells you to go to your room and mull over what you've done, so you'll be sure not to do it again in future...
Hang on. This isn't some minor breakthrough of cognitive neuroscience. This is about good and bad, right and wrong. This is about the brain's connection to morality. This means that the Oxford scientists, without apparently realising what they've done, have located the conscience.
[. . .]
HL Mencken once defined it as, "the inner voice which warns us that someone may be looking".

So how long will it take lawyers and others anti social professionals to learn how to disable this region of the brain in order to make better deceivers and criminals? There are an endless number of potential uses of this technique for criminal purposes. It can makes people think that what evil they do is good, and vice versa. It is impossible to stop scientists from exposing the inner workings of the mind. One day when they know it all, one public spirited politician will take control of all minds to benefit himself.  


Wednesday 29 January 2014
You say lateral frontal pole, I say that little devil/angel that whispers in my ear
Without recognising it, Oxford scientists appear to have located the consience

Black University Students Demand Police Stop Identifying Crime Suspects Using Race

[From article]
The organizations wrote that while campus safety is crucial, the profiling can be devastating for black male students.
[. . .]
Ian Taylor Jr., president of the Black Men’s Forum, said members of his organization feel threatened when the use of a racial description is given in the crime alerts.

Who knew there was black guilt? And what about news reports by radio, TV, print and online reports of suspects who have "a history of mental illness." Police, prosecutors and judges openly report these allegations in open court. Do prosecutors and judges state "This black defendant?" How does that make anyone who ever spoke with a psychiatrist feel? Why do such people lose their second amendment rights because of such associations? For public safety reasons allowing civilians to be on alert for suspects is why they are identified by race. When police and journalists refuse to use whatever facts are available to identify suspects it makes the public less safe. This argument by black men's associations shows they believe that all members of a group are guilty if one is guilty, indicating their argument makes no sense. This argument led the Danvers, MA police to issue an official report stating that the 14-year-old suspect, a child of a racially mixed marriage, who was charged with rape and homicide of his teacher was "white with dark complexion." Here again are wishes of a special interest group denying reality. It only leads to more confusion and abuses of power by the mentally challenged politicians.


'U’ Students Want Crime Alerts To Avoid Using Racial Descriptions
January 29, 2014 11:24 PM
Edgar Linares

Counterfeit $100 Bills Flooding New York City

[From article]
An international counterfeiting ring has been pumping millions of dollars in phony $100 bills into New York and other cities in the metropolitan area over the past several years, forcing the Secret Service to step up its operation to shut it down,
[. . .]
If you have a phony $100 that is confiscated, you will lose the value of the money but can declare a tax loss at the end of the year, officials said.

The latest article I read is that the best counterfeiters are based in Peru.
Revenge of the Incas against "The Man?"

on January 30, 2014 6:45am

Obama Loves Elites, Talks About Ordinary "Folks"

[From article]
Looking at his administration, however, you would never know he believes that. Yes, as the president pointed out, both he and House Speaker John Boehner come from modest backgrounds. But as a graduate of Harvard Law School, Obama has shown himself more of that stripe, stuffing his administration with like-minded denizens of the Ivy League.
George W. Bush attended Yale University and Harvard Business School, and his vice president, Dick Cheney went to Yale as well (and, yeah, he flunked out), but they carried chips on their shoulders about it the rest of their lives. Both felt like outsiders among the Eastern elite. Obama instead has embraced that culture like few presidents before him.
[. . .]
more Obama administration officials secured advanced degrees from Oxford—you know, in England—than from any American public school. And more than 60 either attended Harvard as an undergrad or a grad student.
[. . .]
The survey also found than an overwhelming majority of administration officials hailed from the Northeast, with the West and South severely underrepresented.

And how much does Obama love credentials?


Obama's Love of Elites
The president struck a populist note in his speech, but it's hard to tell he believes it when you look at his administration.
By James Oliphant
January 29, 2014

Harvard Endowment Profited From Corrupt Foreign Corporation?

[From article]
Scolopax is wholly owned by Phemus Corporation, a subsidiary of the Harvard Management Company that invests on its behalf. According to University tax filings, Scolopax had assets of over $126 million in 2011. Phemus Corporation’sassets totaled more than $4.2 billion in 2012, the last year for which information is publicly available.
University spokesperson Kevin Galvin said that Secu’s relationship with Scolopax and the University ended in December 2012. The alleged transactions occurred between 2007 and 2009.

So does that mean that Harvard University may have profited from illegal transactions? 


Former Harvard Timber Contractor Accused of Bribery, Money Laundering
January 28, 2014

Alabama Surgeon Walks Several Miles in Snowstorm to Save Emergency Patient

[From article]
This just speaks volumes to the dedication of the man,' Davis said. 'When I saw him, all I could say was "You are a good man."'
Davis said Hrynkiw takes good care of himself and frequently walks for exercise.


Brain surgeon walks six miles in Alabama snow storm to perform life-saving surgery
Dr Zenko Hrynkiw was called to perform emergency brain surgery Tuesday but a snowstorm had traffic backed up for miles
The dedicated surgeon walked the six miles to Trinity hospital through the storm to perform the surgery
If Dr Hrynkiw, the only brain surgeon in the area, had not walked, the patient likely would have died
Dr Hrynkiw arrived at the hospital and immediately went into surgery
The patient is doing well
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 11:05 EST, 30 January 2014 | UPDATED: 11:07 EST, 30 January 2014

Alleged Camorra Member Shot Dead

[From article]
The newspaper claimed the man, nicknamed 'O Cinese, had been released from prison in May last year and had a lengthy criminal record.
The Secondigliano neighbourhood where he was shot is home to one of Italy's fiercest turf wars over the hotly-contested drug empire in the region.
Police estimate the illegal drugs trade in the area and nearby Scampia is worth £79 million a year, with dozens of killings in the battle for domination.
[. . .]
The Italian Mafia syndicate, which dates back hundreds of years, is said to control everything from the drug industry to waste collection in the south of the country
It is made up of family-based clans which have worked together in the past but also fight brutal wars against each other, with bloody results.
Last week the body of toddler Nicola Campolongo was found in a burnt-out car in Cosenza, Calabria.
Police believed both the killers and the victims, which also included the three-year-old's Salvatore Iannicelli, 52, and his girlfriend Ibtissa Touss, 27, hailed from the equally war-torn Ndrangheta Mafia syndicate.
On top of the car was a single unmarked 50 cent piece, apparently a symbol that the grandfather had not paid his debt.


Mob hit in Naples: Camorra member is ambushed and shot dead at wheel of his car in broad daylight
Italian media name victim as Antonio Errichiello, 46, with Camorra links
The syndicate is locked in bitter turf wars over drug supply in Naples, Italy
Victim was driving when another car pulled up and shots were fired
PUBLISHED: 19:55 EST, 29 January 2014 | UPDATED: 09:36 EST, 30 January 2014

Health Care Law Includes Its Own Destruction in Requirements

[From article]
Because under the ACA, insurance companies cannot refuse coverage because of an individual’s preexisting condition. Because many people might therefore wait to purchase insurance after they become sick, the ACA requires a mandate to compel people to buy insurance. And because many people cannot afford the insurance that satisfies the ACA’s criteria, the ACA mandate makes it necessary to provide subsidies for those people.
The four words that threaten disaster for the ACA say the subsidies shall be available to persons who purchase health insurance in an exchange “established by the state.” But 34 states have chosen not to establish exchanges.


Four words in the ACA could spell its doom
By George F. Will
Published: January 29, 2014
Washington Post

Obama Admits He Is Clueless About Legislative Process

[From article]
This pen-and-phone business represents a pretty stunning admission from a president five years into his term – that he and his senior aides are still groping about for ways to wield the power of the office, and that they have essentially given up on legislating.
[. . .]
while most Americans may agree with the president’s assessment of what’s wrong in government, they no longer trust him to fix it
[. . .]
Obama has generally talked and acted like a man held prisoner by the systems he inherited, rather than the guy in charge of them.


What Obama still hasn't figured out about being president
By Matt Bai
Yahoo News
January 30, 2014

January 29, 2014

VT Woman Held In Psychiatric Hospital After Husband, Son Found Dead

[From article]
A Vermont woman committed to a psychiatric ward against her will after her estranged husband killed their son and then hanged himself was ordered released by a judge Friday.
Christina Schumacher, 48, was ordered released immediately from Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington by Vermont Superior Court Judge Kevin Griffin.
Schumacher had been at the hospital since December 19, a day after 14-year-old Gunnar ‘sonny’ Schumacher and 49-year-old Ludwig Schumacher were found dead in an Essex apartment.
[. . .]
Schumacher told the newspaper that she and her insurance company had been billed for the unwanted treatment.
Mike Noble, a spokesman for the hospital, said that he can't speak to the specifics of the case but ‘that in all matters such as this we make decisions that we think are in the best interests of the patient.’

60 Minutes did a propaganda feature about the lack of hospital beds for psychiatric patients. Maybe here's why. People with good insurance policies who do not need treatment are forced into the hospitals for economic reasons.


'I am not ill; I am grieving': Judge orders urgent release of mother held in psychiatric hospital against her will for a MONTH after fighter pilot husband strangled son, 14, and hanged himself
Gunnar Schumacher, 14, and his father, retired National Guard colonel Ludwig Schumacher, were found dead in their Vermont home December 18
Christina Schumacher, 48, a mother of two, was involuntarily hospitalized a day after murder-suicide
Judge ruled there was no medical reason to have Mrs Schumacher committed for more than five weeks
PUBLISHED: 09:36 EST, 25 January 2014 | UPDATED: 09:16 EST, 26 January 2014

Organic Farming In Dense Urban Areas

[From article]
Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut has designed a futuristic self-sustaining, twin-towered high- rise complex that would bring organic farming right to the heart of the New York City.
The 132-floor urban farm has been aptly named “Dragonfly” for its unique glass-and-steel wings that stretch into the sky, according to AFP. Designed to be built on Roosevelt Island --a narrow strip of land in New York City's East River-- the complex would provide urban farming space with enough room to raise cattle and poultry and 28 different types of crops.


The Dragonfly: A high rise farm of the future
Published January 27, 2014

Images From Iranian Psychiatric Hospital


Fragile Minds: Inside an Iranian
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

January 28, 2014

Texas Woman Missing A Week, Police Stop Search

[From article]
More than a week after a woman mysteriously disappeared while out on a stroll in Texas, authorities called off their search because they found no evidence of a crime.
But the missing woman’s husband vowed to keep looking.


Texas authorities call off search for missing woman, husband vows to keep looking
Police said they are still investigating the disappearance of Leanne Bearden, 33, who hasn't been seen since she left an in-law's home on Jan. 17. But her husband, Josh Bearden — who last saw his wife when she stepped out of the Garden Ridge home to take a walk — said he will not give up looking.
MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014, 8:39 AM

New High Tech Weapons For Police

[From article]
Troopers will also have direct access to sophisticated biometric information that will make hiding one’s identity nearly impossible.”
[. . .]
Crime-fighting tools tailored for crowd control, conflict management and improved safety for officers and citizens alike are now making waves among lawmen, including so-called GPS bullets and the Acoustic Warning Signal Projector, or A-WASP, which emits a “highly directional” beam of intense sound to stun a suspect in a less-lethal fashion than conventional methods.


The cop of the future: Will crooks have a chance against smart bullets, crowd-stun cannons and eyes everywhere?
By Joshua Rhett Miller
Published January 27, 2014

Knockout Crime In New York "May" Be Hate Crime

[From article]
Detectives are looking into this case as a possible hate crime because Gener is gay, but nothing is being ruled out. Some believe it sounds like a knockout game incident.

How did the suspect know he was gay? Was he wearing a sign? Why are attacks on white individuals by black teen gangs not a hate crime? Because they are heterosexual?


NYPD investigates beating as possible hate crime
Posted: Jan 26, 2014 7:29 PM EST Updated: Jan 27, 2014 5:55 AM EST

American Voters Lost Faith In Obama's Ability To Lead

[From article]
On the eve of President Obama’s State of the Union Address, a new poll from Washington Post-ABC News shows that fully 63 percent of Americans have either little to no confidence Obama will make the right decisions. The public is evenly split on whether Obama is honest and trustworthy, with 49 percent of Americans answering in the affirmative, and 48 percent answering negatively.
A bare majority of Americans, 52 percent, feel Obama does not understand the problems of people like them – a shocking downward turn for Obama on an important likeability issue in which he dominated in 2012. A majority of Americans, 51 percent, also believe Obama is not a strong leader. His disapproval rating stands currently at 50 percent, with 41 percent disapproving strongly – only 23 percent support him strongly. 50 percent of Americans have an unfavorable impression of the president.


Poll: 63% Don't Have Confidence in Obama to Make Right Decisions
A majority of Americans, 51 percent, also believe Obama is not a strong leader.

Sleep Disturbances Cause Cancer Growth, Weakens Immune System

[From article]
Failing to get a good night’s rest may actually have some serious health consequences.
Poor quality of sleep marked by frequent waking can speed cancer growth and increase the disease’s aggressiveness, according to new research.
[. . .]
"Fragmented sleep changes how the immune system deals with cancer in ways that make the disease more aggressive."

So in addition to the potential for a heart attack and a stroke, these delightful and thoughtful graduate students in psychology at Harvard University Medical School, who disturb my sleep every day every one or two hours,  now may be causing cancer growth. At least they do weaken my immune system. I am grateful for their efforts continuing to destroy me physically in addition to the 43 years of character assassination. How many sadists and sociopaths are there at Harvard University's prestigious medical school? Is that what makes them great?

Poor sleep quality may accelerate cancer growth, study finds
Posted: Jan 28, 2014 11:42 AM EST
Updated: Jan 28, 2014 12:49 PM EST
FOX News

January 26, 2014

Magnetic Pulse To Brains May Cure Headaches

[From article]
A hand-held device which fires magnetic pulses into the brain could offer relief to millions of migraine suffers.
The transcranial magnetic stimulator has been recommended by National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)after clinical trials showed it was effective at reducing pain.
[. . .]
Professor Peter Goadsby, chair of the British Association for the Study of Headache, and director of the National Headache Centre at King's College Hospital in London, added: "Single pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation is a wonderful example of clinical and laboratory research delivering a real improvement in migraine treatment that is both effective and extremely well tolerated.
[. . .]
The device is held against the back of the head and a pulse of magnetic energy is released through the skull to stimulate nerves in the occipital cortex – the visual processing centre.

So what else does this pulse do to the brain? Can it be used by criminals to harass civilians too?


Magentic pulse can stop migraine
Firing an electromagnetic pulse into the brain can stop the pain of migraine for days and has now been recommended National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
By Sarah Knapton, Science Correspondent
7:00AM GMT 22 Jan 2014

Chef For VA Governor Tells All About Boss's Abuses

[From article]
He describes the first family as always up for a party. “These people like to drink—a lot,” he says. “We’d come back on Monday and all the liquor was gone, all the food was gone.”
The McDonnell children who didn’t live at the mansion removed “cases and cases” of Gatorade, soda, and bottled water from the kitchen, Schneider says. When the family’s twin sons moved out of their dorm at the University of Virginia, the first lady helped herself to mansion supplies in order to furnish their apartment, he says. “I’d be like, ‘I’m missing half my pots and pans.’ ”


The Chef Who Brought Down Bob McDonnell Tells All
How to make tuna fish not taste like tuna fish—and other tales of serving Virginia’s disgraced first family.
By Luke Mullins

Man Held in Mental Hospital For 40 Years For Theft of $20 Necklace

[From article]
In a chain of events that suggests a serious judicial breakdown, federal court records in Washington reviewed by The Washington Times show a public defender filed a motion for Mr. Frye’s unconditional release nearly six years ago, citing his recovery.
[. . .]
“Mr. Frye was accused of stealing a necklace that was valued at approximately twenty dollars,” Ms. Naguib wrote in the motion. “He has been at St. Elizabeths Hospital almost continuously since.”


Man spends four decades in mental hospital for stealing $20 necklace
Bizarre case shows judicial breakdown
By Jim McElhatton
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
The Washington Times

Obama Concerned Israelis and Jews Do Not Trust Him. Duh!

[From article]
The Obama administration is worried that Israel is riling up American Jews, according to a report in the Israeli press. The allegations are detailed in a story headlined, "'US perceives Israel as encouraging anti-Obama backlash among Jews,'" which appears in the Jerusalem Post.
The Post report reads, "A US official close to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry said both men are disturbed over what is being perceived in their inner circle as 'Jewish activism in Congress' that they think is being encouraged by the Israeli government, Israel Radio reported on Thursday.
"The official has informed Israeli government figures that the president and secretary of state are disappointed over repeated attacks made against them by leading members of the Jewish community in the US.


Report: Obama Admin. Worries Israel Is Riling Up the Jews
8:13 AM, JAN 23, 2014

Conservative Filmmaker Claims Political Harassment From NY Gov. Cuomo

[From article]
"In this instance, as we did in 3,500 cases last year alone, the Department of Labor sought this additional information. After receiving no response, DOL issued follow up letters and phone calls. After 6 months of not receiving a response, as a matter of protocol, DOL issued subpoenas to obtain the requested information."
For his part, O'Keefe said in a statement, "Governor Cuomo's shocking words this past week aren't simply words. Governor Cuomo and the New York Department of Labor are on a witch hunt, demanding all documents and financials since our founding. ... His goal, of course, is to harass us and limit our effectiveness by tying us up in court. Just like President Obama used the IRS to target and suppress conservatives, Governor Cuomo is using his Department of Labor to do the same exact thing."


Conservative activist O'Keefe claims Cuomo targeting his group
Published January 23, 2014

Obama Lost His Audience

[From article]
No one's really listening to the president now. He has been for five years a nonstop wind-up talk machine. Most of it has been facile, bland, the same rounded words and rounded sentiments, the same soft accusations and excuses. I see him enjoying the sound of his voice as the network newsman leans forward eagerly, intently, nodding at the pearls, enacting interest, for this is the president and he is the anchorman and surely something important is being said with two such important men engaged.


Noonan: The Sleepiness of a Hollow Legend
The State of the Union is a grand tradition—but only if people are listening.
Jan. 23, 2014 6:16 p.m. ET
Peggy Noonan

Massachusetts Judiciary As Guilty As Legislature

[From article]
The Massachusetts judiciary just couldn’t stand not controlling all those hack jobs in the Probation Department. So they decided to feign shock that the Legislature was giving out all the probation jobs to their coat-holders, while only passing out maybe a fourth or a third of the payroll-Charlie positions to the state’s extinguished jurists.
The judges wanted all the hack jobs for themselves. They were greedy, and you know the old saying. Pigs get fed, hogs get slaughtered.
[. . .]
So now it’s all out there in black and white, how the judges themselves operate, with a little help from the local criminal classes.
Too bad, because as I always say, it’s that 98 percent of judges who give such a bad name to the other 2 percent.


Carr: Bay State’s still out of order!
Friday, January 24, 2014
Boston Herald
By: Howie Carr

NY Gov. Cuomo Urges Conservatives To Leave New York State

[From article]
Liberals, after all, pride themselves on their toleration and open-mindedness, but often they sound like Michael Caine's character in "Austin Powers in Goldmember" who said: "There's only two things I hate in this world. People who are intolerant of other people's cultures and the Dutch." Cuomo and de Blasio, unlike Caine, don't understand they're the butt of the joke.
[. . .]
Liberals were the least accurate, especially those who describe themselves as 'very liberal.' The biggest errors in the whole study came when liberals answered the Care and Fairness questions while pretending to be conservatives." In other words, moderates and conservatives can understand the liberal worldview and liberals are unable to relate to the conservative worldview, especially when it comes to questions of care and fairness.
[. . .]
Thus conservatives have a far greater capacity to understand the liberal worldview than vice versa--and, applying the theory to the case at hand, Cuomo and de Blasio are simply unable to overcome their own cognitive limits.


Why They Wish the Right Left
A social-psychology theory on Cuomo and de Blasio.
January 24, 2014

Obama's Pick For Norway Ambassador Shows He Is Unqualified

[From article]
Tsunis became a Democrat in November 2009 — after giving $50,000 to Republican Sen. John McCain's 2008 campaign.
So it's perhaps fitting that it was the tart-tongued Arizona senator's questions that elicited his sloppy confirmation hearing performance last week (it starts at about 1:14 here).


To recap: Tsunis described Norway as having a president ("apparently under the impression that the country is a republic rather than a constitutional monarchy," as the Local Norway's News notes dryly). And he characterized the anti-immigration Progress Party as being among "fringe elements" who "spew their hatred" and have been denounced by the government.
That prompted McCain's disbelieving answer: "The government has denounced them? The coalition government — they're part of the coalition of the government."

* * *

Father Of Infant Son Charged With Killing Him While Mother Was Jailed For Unpaid Traffic Fines

[From article]
The baby was left in the care of his dad after Perusse was arrested January 4 for racking up $628 in traffic fines.
Most recently, the young mother was cited in January of last year for driving on a suspended license without a proof of insurance and not wearing a seatbelt.
[. . .]
The 25-year-old mother, who also has two older children from a previous relationship, described her late son as a healthy and affectionate baby who just wanted to eat, smile and be loved.
Perusse and Young, who has three other children of his own living in Tennessee, met two years ago nd soon moved in together. On New Year's Eve, the couple got engaged.
‘We were going to make a family right in God's eyes,' she said.


'My heart is shattered and broken': Mother's anguish after fiance 'burned their infant son to death in too-hot bath' while she was in jail for unpaid traffic tickets
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 12:33 EST, 24 January 2014 | UPDATED: 17:38 EST, 24 January 2014

150 Years Late, Civil War Photographer Gets His Overdue Credit

[From article]
A little-known Scottish photographer who became the first person to picture casualties on the battlefields of the Civil War has finally been recognised in a new book.
Alexander Gardner, from Paisley, Renfrewshire, risked his life to capture the conflict on film but was robbed of most of the credit by his employer.
Gardner emigrated to the United States in 1856 and captured some of the most startling images on the bloody battlefields of Antietam and Gettysburg.
But most of his work was attributed to his boss Matthew Brady, who was the manager of a gallery in Washington.
As the 150th anniversary of the end of the war draws nearer, a new book giving an incredible account of the pioneer's work is set to finally give him the recognition he deserves.
Author Keith Steiner, from Banff, Aberdeenshire, said yesterday (Tue): 'I wanted to right an injustice.


How Abraham Lincoln's Scottish photographer became the first man to capture the horrors of the Civil War but was robbed of the credit... until now
Alexander Gardner, from Paisley, Renfrewshire, risked his life to capture the American Civil War on film
He emigrated to US in 1856 and captured the most iconic images of the battlefields of Antietam and Gettysburg
He was also Abraham Lincoln's photographer, picturing him 7 times, including one weeks before his assassination
PUBLISHED: 08:00 EST, 24 January 2014 | UPDATED: 09:27 EST, 24 January 2014

Serbian Gangster Found Dead In Sweden, Alleged He had Compromising Pictures of Swedish King

[From article]
Notorious Serbian-Swedish gangster Milo 'Mille' Markovic has been found dead with four bullet wounds to his head in Stockholm.
The 52-year-old was shot dead while sitting in a car outside his home in Ulvsunda, in the western part of the Swedish capital, just after 6pm last night, the engine still running.
Markovic was unofficially credited as one of the sources for the controversial 2010 biography about the King of Sweden in which the monarch was accused of attending strip clubs and having extramarital affairs


Swedish gangster who claimed he had photos of the king in compromising sexual situations is found dead with four bullet wounds to the head
Former 'porn club king' Mille Markovic shot dead in Stockholm
Found dead in a car outside his home with four bullet wounds to his head
Serbian-Swedish gangster had a long history of criminal activity
Claimed to have photos of King Carl XVI Gustaf with naked strippers
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 07:48 EST, 24 January 2014 | UPDATED: 07:49 EST, 24 January 2014

Fly In The Coffee


The Italian - throws the cup against the wall, breaks it and walks away in a fit of rage!

The German - carefully washes the cup, sterilizes it and makes a new cup of coffee.

The Frenchman - takes out the fly and drinks the coffee.

The Chinese - eats the fly and throws away the coffee.

The Russian - drinks the coffee with the fly, since it came with no extra charge.

The Israeli - sells the coffee to the Frenchman, sells the fly to the Chinese, sells the cup to the Italian, drinks a cup of tea and uses the extra money to invent a device that prevents flies from falling into coffee.

Meanwhile, the Palestinian - blames the Israeli for the fly falling into his coffee, protests the act to the UN as an act of aggression, takes a loan from the European Union to buy a new cup of coffee, uses the money to purchase explosives and then blows up the coffee house where the Italian, Frenchman, Chinese, German and Russian are all trying to explain to the Israeli that he should give his cup of tea to the Palestinian!

January 23, 2014

Sarah Palin Urges Obama To Stop Playing Race Card

[From article]
"Mr. President, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and all who commit to ending any racial divide, no more playing the race card," Palin wrote on her Facebook page on Monday, the national holiday marking the civil rights icon's birthday.


Sarah Palin: Obama should stop 'playing race card'
Jan. 20, 2014 3:22 PM

French Study Shows 55 Percent of Men, and 32 Percent of Women Cheat

[From article]
the Ifop study found that some 55 per cent of French men and 32 per cent of French women admit to cheating on their other halves.
Infidelity has been on the rise since the 1970s, when only around 19 per cent admitted to cheating, according to the study that was carried out for Gleeden, the extramarital dating website.
More than one in three French said they were prepared to cheat on their partners as long as they were sure they would not find out.
Fran├žois Kraus of Ifop said: "One of the study's key findings is the enduring difference in perception of infidelity among men and women, with the latter much less accepting of dalliances than men." Two out of three French women consider a kiss is a form of cheating, while 57 per cent see sexting as being unfaithful.
[. . .]
The study also found that Left-wing French are more likely to cheat on their partners than those who identify themselves as on the Right.


French study shows a majority of men and a third of women cheat
Ifop poll finds that 55 per cent of French men and 32 per cent of French women are unfaithful and that infidelity is on the rise but that the French are champions of forgiveness
By Henry Samuel, Paris
Telegraph (UK)
3:10PM GMT 21 Jan 2014

Human Sex Trafficking in India

[From article]
The country is also home to a trafficking trade that involves an astonishing 100 million people - 10 per cent of the population - and sees girls as young as nine being sold into the sex trade


Inside India’s trafficking gangs: Lifting the lid on the criminals who steal girls as young as NINE and sell them into the sex trade
An estimated 100 million people are thought to be involved in trafficking
Most kidnapped children become domestic staff or enter the sex trade
Majority of girls come from West Bengal where 20,000 vanish each year
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 12:50 EST, 21 January 2014 | UPDATED: 12:59 EST, 21 January 2014

Nat Hentoff: Impeach Obama

[From article]
Hentoff sees the biggest problem as Obama’s penchant to rule by executive order when he can’t convince Congress to do things his way.
The issue jumped back into the headlines last week when, just before his first Cabinet meeting of 2014, Obama said, “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone … and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions.”
“Apparently he doesn’t give one damn about the separation of powers,” Hentoff told WND. “Never before in our history has a president done these things.”
And just to make sure everyone knew how extremely serious he regarded the situation, the journalist added, “This is the worst state, I think, the country has ever been in.”
[. . .]
The journalist said he doesn’t think any other president has acted so lawlessly as a matter of habit.
“So, if this isn’t a reason for at least the start of an independent investigation that would lead to impeachment, what is?”
[. . .]
A big part of the problem, the journalist believes, is what he calls the utter ignorance of a huge portion of the population, which is not outraged at losing its basic right to be self-governing.
[. . .]
“See, that was a case of affirmative-action and people feeling, ‘Hey we ought to do something important, symbolically, and here’s a black guy, and he’s articulate, so we’re gonna do this.’”
Hentoff mentioned that former U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, the man Time Magazine once called “the most doctrinaire and committed civil libertarian ever to sit on the court,” once personally lectured him that “Affirmative-action on a racial basis is a total violation of the 14th Amendment, no doubt about it.”


'The most destructive, dangerous president we've ever had'
January 20, 2014
Garth Kant

Chinese College Student Cares For Injured father and Disabled Mother

[From article]
Most people could forgive Guo Shijun if he gave up on his dream of a university education: because of his full time commitments to caring for his paralysed father and sick mother, he is spread incredibly thin.
Most people would forgive him, but it is possible Shijun wouldn't forgive himself, as instead of giving up his studies, he persuaded university officials to let his father to stay in his dorm for the full term, after he was paralysed in a building accident.
Shijun still managed to get a place at a top university, and, impressed with his dedication in the face of insurmountable odds, they let him bring his father to university with him to lighten his load.


Loving son takes his paralysed dad to Chinese university and rigs up special bed so he can stay the full term
Father is paralysed, mother is mentally disabled from battle with meningitis
Took care of his mother for most of his life, but still got into top university
Guo Shijun manages to take care of his father full time and earn top marks
He has since earned a scholarship to help him pay for school and care
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 12:30 EST, 21 January 2014 | UPDATED: 12:32 EST, 21 January 2014

Jewish Frenchman Exonerated After 350 Years

[From article]
A French Jew who was wrongly executed for blood libel almost 350 years ago has been exonerated of the crime and declared a martyr.
Raphael Levy was burned at the stake in 1670 after being accused of killing a three-year-old Christian and using their blood for religious rituals.
But on Sunday, more than three decades after his death, officials in Glatigny, Moselle, dedicated a plaque to the man's memory, describing him as a 'martyr accused of a crime he did not commit.'


French Jew who was executed for blood libel is exonerated 350 years after his death and declared a martyr
Raphael Levy was burned at the stake after being accused of killing a child
The Jewish merchant was wrongly accused of the crime in 1670
He has been exonerated in Glatigny, France, 350 years after his death
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 15:03 EST, 21 January 2014 | UPDATED: 02:56 EST, 22 January 2014

January 22, 2014

Ohio Man Shot Dead By Police After Fight With His Father

[From article]
A 23-year-old Fairefield, Ohio resident was shot and killed on Saturday by a police officer called to regulate a fight between the 23-year-old and his father.
Authorities say that the father and son scuffle started when Caleb Surface broke into his father Jeff Surface's house at the 2000 block of Spyglass Hill Court a little before 8pm. The pair began fighting physically and that's when Jeff called the police.
WCPO reported that When police arrived, Caleb Surface ran out the back door and an officer met up with Caleb close by at the 2000 block of Saint Andrews Court.


Father son argument leads to a police officer fatally shooting the 'unarmed' son just one week after his 23rd birthday
Caleb Surface broke into his father Jeff Surface's home where the two got into a fight and Jeff called the police
When police arrived, Caleb ran from the house down the block where an officer fatally shot him dead
Caleb's father believes his son was unarmed when he was shot
Caleb was dead on the road for 8 hours before his body was taken away
Caleb was described as a 'good kid' who had been depressed and had problems with drugs
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 23:27 EST, 20 January 2014 | UPDATED: 06:30 EST, 21 January 2014

Hacking Expert Says Obamacare Web Site Is Not Secure, Easy To Hack

[From article]
The man who appeared before Congress last week to explain the security pitfalls of HealthCare.gov took to Fox News on Sunday to explain just how easy it is to penetrate the website.
Hacking expert David Kennedy told Fox’s Chris Wallace that he determined he could gain access to 70,000 personal records of Obamacare enrollees via HealthCare.gov within about 4 minutes — and it required nothing more than a standard browser, the Daily Caller reported.
[. . .]
“It’s not just myself that’s saying this website is insecure, it’s also seven other independent security researchers that also looked at the research I’ve done and came to the exact same conclusion,” he said.


Hacking expert David Kennedy says he cracked HealthCare.gov in 4 minutes
By Jessica Chasmar
The Washington Times
Sunday, January 19, 2014

January 21, 2014

Is Obama Dense About Anti Semitism? Or Speaking Propaganda?

[From article]
Experts are scoffing at President Barack Obama’s apparent belief that widespread Muslim hatred of Jews is only decades old.
“Obama reveals that he has no idea, or doesn’t want to give the impression that he has any idea, about the reality of Islamic anti-Semitism,” said Robert Spencer, the author of many books on Islamic ideas and director of Jihad Watch.
“Anti-Semitism is hard-wired into Islam,” from its origins before 700, said Andrew Bostom, author of three books about Islam, including “The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism,” which lists centuries of anti-Semitic hatred, murders, pogroms and apartheid-like discrimination.
[. . .]
”You’re dealing with an intractable situation, and people hate intractable situations,” [Andrew Bostom] said, adding “diplomats are the worst.”
In an interview with The New Yorker magazine, Obama described the Muslim hatred of Israel as byproduct of recent fights, not as a consequence of Islam’s doctrinal objection to any Jewish government.
[. . .]
Obama’s “course of decades” comment “ignores the numerous anti-Semitic teachings of the Quran and other Islamic texts — most notably the Quran’s designation of the Jews as the worst enemies of the believers,” Spencer said.
For example, Spencer cited the fifth book of the Quran, which declares that “If [Jews] believed in Allah and the Prophet and that which is revealed unto him, they would not choose them for their friends. But many of them are of evil conduct. Thou wilt find the most vehement of mankind in hostility to those who believe (to be) the Jews and the idolaters.”
[. . .]
Islamic traditions also blame a Jewish woman for poisoning their prophet Muhammad, who is credited by Muslims with creating Islam. Several Jews tribes in Saudi Arabia were enslaved, murdered or exiled during the early 600s by Muhammad’s armies, according to Islamic traditions.
The Quran’s words created and maintain Islamic anti-Semitism, which is so ubiquitous that even sects of Sunni and Shia Muslims who are trying to kill each other agree that Jews are to blame for their fighting, [Bostom] said.
[. . .]
Arabs launched numerous pograms of Jews throughout the Arab world long before the Israel was created in 1948. The leading local Muslim religious figure who urged the pogroms around Jerusalem, Amin al-Husseini, moved to Berlin, and met with Hitler, when he urged Nazis to capture the region around Jerusalem and to kill all the local Jews.
[. . .]
Obama “seems to be attributing the rise in anti-Semitism in Arab culture to the founding of the State of Israel in 1948, which ignores the many anti-Jewish pogroms that took place in that area before the founding of the State of Israel,” said Spencer.
The view fortified his mistaken belief that he can reform the Arab world, Spencer says. ”His hubris is founded upon his ignorance,” Spencer added.


Muslim anti-Semitism is only decades old, Obama claims
4:31 PM 01/21/2014
Neil Munro
White House Correspondent

NAACP Calls Black U.S. Senator A Ventriloquist's Dummy

[From article]
Over the weekend, on the eve of Martin Luther King Day, Barber derided Scott, one of the U.S. Senate’s two black members, for his views.
“A ventriloquist can always find a good dummy,” Barber said, as reported by South Carolina’s The State. “[T]he extreme right wing down here [in South Carolina] finds a black guy to be senator and claims he’s the first black senator since Reconstruction and then he goes to Washington, D.C., and articulates the agenda of the tea party.”


Tim Scott responds to NAACP insult: Reminds ‘me and others of what not to do’
11:10 AM 01/21/2014
Caroline May
Political Reporter

Cambridge Councilor Explains His Vote

[From article]
I learned that the opportunity we enjoy carries the responsibility to protect it — you can’t have a government for the people, by the people, if the people don’t show up.
[. . .]
I’m admittedly more hesitant to share the second half of that story.
[. . .]
I’ll never forget how policies I knew would hurt immigrants like my father were couched in terms of fostering independence and self-reliance; how ideas that would strip people’s freedoms were reframed as protecting liberty; and most memorably, how to feign concern while delaying progress and obfuscating the truth by blaming the budget.
[. . .]
I enrolled at the Harvard Kennedy School to figure out my own political philosophy derived from first principles, not political messaging.
[. . .]
I’ve made sure to let my progressive values guide my policy decisions and maintained my disdain of the Republican playbook for being long on talk and short on action.
[. . .]
If we don’t at least try, then we’re no better than the Republicans in D.C. who say they care about equal opportunity but refuse to fund the educational programs that create equal opportunity.

Councilor Cheung is correct about citizen participation, but fails to recognize that some of his Council colleagues disagree. (Leland Cheung, GUEST COMMENTARY, Cambridge Chronicle, Jan 21, 2014) They discourage citizen participation, unless they agree with the policies of the politicians. Recently the Democratic Governor of New York declared that conservatives (not Republicans) should leave his state. Cheung acknowledges that politicians deceive voters and taxpayers, without giving examples. It is not clear why he needed to enroll in Harvard's Government school to learn about politics, especially his own. Do credentials bring self awareness? He states his values guide policy decisions,and that he got some of his values from his father who is a Republican. Cheung disagrees with Republicans about funding education. Did he ever consider the idea that if the U.S. Department of Education was abolished, more taxpayer money would be available for schools and education? He does not mention the role of teachers unions (and the other seven unions with which the School Department must negotiate) in making school policies. Does the pervasive negative attitude among Harvard University toward public school graduates influence his education values and policies?


Cambridge  Chronicle
Posted Jan 21, 2014 @ 02:03 PM

January 20, 2014

Utah Judge Declares Marriage Laws Irrational

[From article]
Shelby also briefly discussed religious liberty. He did not discuss any of the growing instances of religious persecution arising from same-sex marriage, such as a New Mexico photographer or Colorado baker sued for their religious beliefs. Instead, he made the Orwellian finding that his ruling will actually enhance religious liberty by empowering liberal religious groups to conduct same-sex ceremonies.
It is telling that this judge does not mention even once that a fellow judge on his court had just declared a right to polygamy so that people can demand to marry multiple people of either sex, as Breitbart News reported just last week. Everything Judge Shelby says in Kitchen would also require the existence of such a right, but he utters not one word about this elephant in the room, likely understanding that it would cast in a very different light his contention that those who believe marriage is the union of a man and woman are simply and utterly irrational.


21 Dec 2013, 2:37 PM PDT

Rasmussen Objects To Washington Post Calling Critics Haters

[From article]
In a recent poll conducted by the Washington Post, there are three teams in America: the Democrat team, the Republican team, and the Haters Team. Rasmussen says that “This wasn't just a casual reference by a lazy journalist. Not only did the paper of the political elite produce tables and graphics with the 'Haters' label; they wrote an entire article about how 'Haters Gonna Hate.'" Rasmussen added, “It truly boggles my mind to think that this is the label it intentionally and thoughtfully chose.”


20 Dec 2013

Kwanzaa and Its Founder

[From article]
If the media told the truth about Kwanzaa, then every right-thinking American would realize it's a fraud. Instead we get the same silly endorsement of this "African" feast that has nothing to do with Africa and everything to do with California in the 1960s.
[. . .]
Even the timing of Kwanzaa is fake. Karenga said the name "Kwanzaa" means "first fruits of the harvest." The harvest typically occurs in autumn, which is the end of the growing season. Kwanzaa is set in late December. That makes no sense if the purpose of the holiday is to commemorate harvest celebrations. But that's not the purpose. The purpose is to sow racial discord by creating a competing holiday for Christmas, one celebrated only by black people.


It's that time of year again - time to debunk Kwanzaa
By Paul Mulshine
The Star Ledger 
on December 20, 2013 at 11:28 AM, updated December 20, 2013 at 3:41 PM

[December 2012 article on Kwanzaa]
[From article]
In 1967, Karenga was accused of having his thugs beat up a student who asked him an impertinent question at a college forum. In 1969, US got involved in a struggle with the Black Panthers for control of the black studies program at UCLA. All involved carried guns on campus. The US guys were quicker on the draw; they killed two Panthers in a shootout at the student center.
[. . .]
Karenga is now a professor at California State University in Long Beach.


Unhappy Kwanzaa - the media are still falling for that fake holiday created by a felon
By Paul Mulshine
The Star Ledger 
on December 26, 2012 at 12:45 PM

* * *

[original 2002 article by same author]
[From article]
On December 24, 1971, the New York Times ran one of the first of many articles on a new holiday designed to foster unity among African Americans. The holiday, called Kwanzaa, was applauded by a certain sixteen-year-old minister who explained that the feast would perform the valuable service of "de-whitizing" Christmas. The minister was a nobody at the time but he would later go on to become perhaps the premier race-baiter of the twentieth century. His name was Al Sharpton and he would later spawn the Tawana Brawley hoax and then incite anti-Jewish tensions in a 1995 incident that ended with the arson deaths of seven people.
Great minds think alike. The inventor of the holiday was one of the few black "leaders" in America even worse than Sharpton. But there was no mention in the Times article of this man or of the fact that at that very moment he was sitting in a California prison. And there was no mention of the curious fact that this purported benefactor of the black people had founded an organization that in its short history tortured and murdered blacks in ways of which the Ku Klux Klan could only fantasize.


Happy Kwanzaa
By: Paul Mulshine 
Thursday, December 26, 2002

Eliminating Evil and Crime

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All these shootings are united by one clear thread: They all were committed by visibly crazy people, known to be nuts but not institutionalized.
Mental illness was blindingly clear in the cases of Seung-Hui Cho (Virginia Tech), Maj. Nidal Hasan (Fort Hood), Jared Loughner (Arizona shopping mall), James Holmes (Colorado movie theater), and a dozen other mass shootings in the past few decades.
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Mass shootings don’t correlate with any of these things. They correlate with not locking up crazy people. We’re not worried about school kids being systematically gunned down by angry husbands, gang members or antique gun collectors. We’re worried about a psychotic showing up in a public place and shooting everyone in sight.
There’s absolutely no point in making it more difficult to buy firearms at gun shows — unless gun dealers have no trouble getting files on the mentally ill. Until we do that, we’re wasting our time.

Coulter refuses to recognize that anyone who disagrees with liberals is mentally ill. Under the Coulter doctrine it is essential to lock up people who disagree with liberals, and force them to take their medication. Liberals blame guns for mass shootings. Conservatives blame mental illness. Both are irrational. What happened to evil and criminals? Have they been vaporized by psychiatry? 


By: Ann Coulter
12/18/2013 05:01 PM

Reasons Why Young Black Men Resort to Violence

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The trauma caused by this psychological brutality resulted in severe damaged to the mind of the victims, which manifested as an identity crisis, self hate, low self worth, and a distrust of the world at large. This mentality has been passed down through generations.


New: Why Black People Resort to Violence — Reason #1.
December 19, 2013

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[From article]
Despite the sharp decrease in crime in America, and other industrialized countries, the mainstream media continues to propagate an image that black males are a growing threat to the safety of the general public.
While the numbers do show that Blacks are over-represented in acts of murder and violent crime in the U.S. and other countries, Dr. Amos Wilson says the reasons they resort to violence and crime is due to their relationship with a system that has excluded and oppressed them for centuries. Personal responsibility is a factor, but understanding how the minds of young black boys have been negatively impacted by racial oppression may provide insight on what solutions will be effective in remedying the problem.
It's not the mainstream media that propagates "an image that black males are a growing threat to the safety of the general public." They refuse to report on violent acts by black males, using generic terms like teenagers, and young people. That is what demands a focus on this issue, because the mainstream media is in denial. That is a separate issue.
Omitting the fact of a large number of fatherless young black men having any impact on the amount of violence by young black men is curious, and perplexing. This is not a new idea.


5 Reasons Young Black Men Resort To Violence
November 26, 2013
Posted by A Moore