August 29, 2014

Muslim Terrorists in Syria Capture 40 UN Peace Keepers

[From article]
Syrian militants have reportedly captured more than 40 United Nations peacekeepers during skirmishes on the Israeli border.
Forty-seven soldiers from the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) are understood to have been abducted during clashes in the Golan Heights area between Syrian government forces and militants fighting with the Al-Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda linked group.
Details of the abduction, which took place during fighting on Thursday, remain unclear but it is understood that some of the troops who have been kidnapped include soldiers from the Philippines.
The UN peacekeeping mission was set up in 1974 to attempt to enforce a truce between Syria and Israel, which took the Golan Heights from Syria in 1967.

47 UN peacekeepers 'abducted by al-Qaeda linked Syrian rebels'
Fears for the safety of UN peacekeepers reported missing during fighting on the Golan Heights involving Al-Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda linked group

By Colin Freeman, and agencies
2:44PM BST 28 Aug 2014

EPA Chief: Global Warming About Justice For Black People

[From article]
The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed global warming regulations aren’t just about stemming global temperature rises — according to agency’s chief, they are also about “justice” for “communities of color.”
“Carbon pollution standards are an issue of justice,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy in a teleconference call with environmental activists. “If we want to protect communities of color, we need to protect them from climate change.”

EPA Chief: CO2 Regulations Are About ‘Justice’ For ‘Communities Of Color’
2:20 PM 08/27/2014
Michael Bastasch

Netanyahu Warns US Congress, MuslimTerrorists Are Common Enemy

Binyamin Netanyahu

[From article]
On Thursday, Netanyahu met with an eight-person congressional delegation from the House Armed Services Committee, including its chairman Rep. Buck McKeon (R-California).
The prime minister told the bipartisan delegation that Israel and the US are faced with common enemies, “radical Islamic terrorists who have absolutely no inhibitions on executing people, terrorizing people and targeting innocent civilians.”
Just as Islamic State conducts “mass executions,” so too does Hamas in Gaza, Netanyahu said. In addition, he said, “We’ve just had a branch of al-Qaida right on the Golan Heights kidnap dozens of UN peacekeepers. These are common enemies of Israel, the United States and all the civilized countries.”

PA to tell UN: Force Israel out of W. Bank, or we'll seek war crimes charges in The Hague
08/28/2014 14:39
Abbas announced recently that he was planning a “diplomatic and political surprise” that would make the US unhappy.

White House, DHS See No Threat From ISIS

[From article]
Earlier today, the British government raised its terror threat level to “severe,” suggesting a very likely terrorist attack by ISIS on British soil. In response, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson issued a statement saying the government is unaware of any “credible threat” on U.S. soil from ISIS.
Johnson says, “At present, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI are unaware of any specific, credible threat to the U.S. homeland from ISIL.”
He does go on to acknowledge that they have the “intent and capability to target American citizens overseas,” and naturally they’re still “an active and serious threat within the region.”

Homeland Security Sec.: We’re Unaware of ‘Credible Threat’ to U.S. from ISIS
by Josh Feldman
1:16 pm, August 29th, 2014

Duke University Academics Promote Palestinians Over Israelis

[From article]
In a recent Facebook post titled “It is time!,” at the end of a sugary call for “love” and “justice,” Safi rejects the two-state solution that would permit Israel and Palestine to coexist side-by-side and insists on a single “democratic state with equal rights for all her citizens.” This is a leftist trope that, while sounding just, in truth will mean the takeover of Israel by a Muslim majority bent on extreme retribution -- perhaps even genocide.

August 29, 2014
New Wave or Clever Ruse?
By Jay Schalin

August 28, 2014

How About An Opera About Why Michael Brown Deserved To Die?

CAIR Remains Silent About Opera About The Murder of a Jewish Man By A Palestinian Terrorist. 

[From article]
You remember Leon Klinghofer, don’t you? He was the 69-year-old Jewish man who, in 1985, was pushed off the cruise ship Achille Lauro to his death by Palestinian terrorists. Pushed into the water in his wheelchair. Because he was Jewish.
The opera portrays this murder as justified, not only because of Palestinian grievances against Israel, but also by the alleged evil and exploitative actions of Jews against others around the world.
In the opera, the terrorists are presented as heroic freedom fighters, who have been forced by Jewish and Zionist oppression to take extreme actions – and what could be more extreme (and brave!) than pushing a wheelchair-bound senior citizen overboard?

Op-Ed: How About an Opera 'Why Michael Brown Deserved to Die'?
A damning op-ed that also tells readers how to protest the Met's planned immoral travesty.
Published: Thursday, August 28, 2014 3:30 AM

Two Americans Killed In Middle East Fighting For Terrorists, Went To Same High School

[From article]
An interesting development in the story of Douglas McAruhur McCain, the American jihadi who was killed this week in Syria, is that he was classmates with another young American who was killed while fighting with an Al Qaeda affiliate in Somalia in 2009. Tory Kastigar was a friend and classmate of McCain at Robinsdale Cooper High School in the Twin Cities in Minnesota.
[. . .]
What led these men to their decisions is unknown but it hardly could have been helped by an education system, news media and entertainment industry that withholds judgment from anything save antipathy towards America. The politically correct culture also demeans hard work and competition. Living in that vacuum the attraction of the role of a jihadist to a loser is irresistible. It is a short term, yet intense, career in which one cannot possibly fail. All you really have to do to be considered a success is get killed. It is the ultimate participation trophy.

August 28, 2014
American Jihadists Went to the Same High School in Minnesota
By Victor Keith

Conservative MP Warned UK About Multiculturalism, 44 Years Ago

[From article]
A Conservative MP has said that Enoch Powell was right to warn that "non-Christian" immigration would cause social problems. In a letter to a constituent, Sir Gerald Howarth said that the recent Trojan Horse scandal showed that some of these immigrants have a different "ethos" to Christian schools, and that the government is right to intervene to stop them teaching their ideology to British students.
Earlier this year, 21 schools in Birmingham were investigated over an alleged takeover by Islamist extremists. Subsequent reports found that a small group of individuals had tried to impose a strict interpretation of Islam on the officially secular schools.

27 Aug 2014

Prominent Author Exposed as Fraud

Sounds like all of the character assassination broadcast about me for 44 years. But little of it was written so I am unable to fight it. It exists in the minds of most everyone I knew, know and met. And they are not talking. They just shun me and ridicule me on behalf of the character assassins.  I read the book that was shredded, about Barbara Hutton. Amazing.

[From article]
Given the abundant evidence that C. David Heymann was extraordinarily reckless with the truth, why does CBS continue to sell his books, and push them on teachers? Most publishers rely on their authors to be truthful, and diligent in their research, and most nonfiction books are not fact-checked by publishers. But when a red flag is raised, publishers have an obligation to their readers to investigate. And when a sea of red flags floods their lobby, they need to start pulping the fiction.

C. David Heymann’s Lies About JFK and Jackie, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor
By David Cay Johnston
August 27, 2014 6:34 AM EDT

CA Politicians Wants To Change 1988 Law To Permit Non English Public School Lessons

[From article]
On Tuesday, a few hours after Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto said that Illegal Aliens deserve justice in the USA and Gov. Jerry Brown welcomed all illegal immigrants to California, lawmakers in Sacramento passed a proposed ballot measure seeking to dismantle the English-only mandate for public schools and increase multilingual education programs.
[. . .]
The proposal by California lawmakers is designed to jettison the 1998 law which required English-only instruction in California classrooms. Many believe that inserting Spanish into the classroom only delays and hinders learning for English as second language children.

27 Aug 2014

Al Franken Lost His Sense of Humor, He's Become a Career Politician

Al Franken

[From article]
"The Franken campaign strategy is, they've got a lot of money, lot of infrastructure, and that there's a downside to too much exposure," said Carleton College political science professor Steven Schier. "In his prior career, he was known for explosive sarcasm. I think they're keeping him under wraps for good reason. The hostility to Washington is as high in Minnesota as it is anywhere."

Finding Al Franken
The comedian-turned-senator is running an unusually low-key reelection campaign, trying to avoid scrutiny. Will Republicans get the last laugh?
August 28, 2014

No Poverty In America, Depending Upon What Poverty Means

Appalachia U.S.

[From article]
The end result of all of this is that if we measure poverty in the US the same way that the World Bank does for the world then there’s actually no poor people at all inside the United States. That War on Poverty has been fought and we who would aid the poor won. It should be said though that the definitions of poverty used are not quite the same as those used in the domestic political debate even though they are how we describe poverty in other parts of the world.
[. . .]

Appalachia U.S.

So that US number doesn’t include many of the things that we do to try to reduce poverty (things like SNAP, Section 8 vouchers and so on). Our measurements of foreign poverty are after all of the things that their governments do to try to reduce poverty.
[. . .]
Something must be wrong with our figures then and the answer is again that the US numbers are looking at incomes: the foreign numbers are looking at consumption. When we look at the consumption numbers for the American poor we find something very different indeed:

8/27/2014 @ 12:43PM
By Global Standards There Are No American Poor; All In The US Are Middle Class Or Better

Tim Worstall Contributor

Two Star General Reduced in Rank, Retired, Failed To Investigate Sex Assault of Colonel

Major General Michael T Harrison, who has been stripped of his rank and forced to retire after failing to investigate claims of sexual assault against a colonel on his staff.

[From article]
A two-star U.S. Army general who failed to investigate claims of sexual assault against a colonel on his staff has been stripped of his rank and forced to retire.
The Army has announced that Major General Michael T. Harrison will be retired as a brigadier general after being suspended from his duties as commander of U.S. forces in Japan.
[. . .]
An inspector general's investigation report released in April said that in March 2013 a Japanese woman accused the unidentified colonel on Harrison's staff, who he had known for 20 years, of sexually assaulting her.
But Harrison waited months to report it to criminal investigators, which was deemed a violation of Army rules.
In the report it was also said that he failed to treat the alleged victim with dignity and fairness and failed to remove the colonel from his position despite a pattern of allegations, according to Stars and Stripes.
But despite his subsequent suspension, the Army brought him to the Pentagon to make him director of programme analysis and evaluation for an Army deputy chief of staff.

Two-star U.S. Army general stripped of rank and forced to retire for failing to investigate sexual assault claims against officer he had known for more than 20 years
Major General Michael T. Harrison will be retired as a brigadier general
Failed to report claims of sexual assault against a colonel on his staff
Was suspended from duties as commander of U.S. forces in Japan
Critic have cited the case as why victims don't trust military to protect them
PUBLISHED: 12:23 EST, 27 August 2014 | UPDATED: 09:15 EST, 28 August 2014

Chicago Police Commander Suspended After Abuse of Suspect

Commander Glenn Evans (above) was relieved of his post with the Chicago PD on accusations that he jammed the barrel of his gun in a suspect's mouth. The man, Rickey Williams (below), was arrested in the city's South Side.

[From article]
A top cop in Chicago has been stripped of his badge and gun under accusations that he jammed his gun in a suspect's mouth during an interrogation.
Commander Glenn Evans, who until Wednesday headed the Harrison District in the city's West Side, is charged with official misconduct and aggravated battery, both felonies. He's expected in court on Thursday.
The complaint says Evans threatened to kill Rickey Williams, 24, after a chase in Chicago's infamous South Side back in January 2013, WBEZ reported.
Evans, then a commander in the Grand Crossing district, chased the man with his officers after they spotted him with a gun.
The cops eventually restrained Williams in a vacant home but never found the gun, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Tough police commander relieved of his post for 'jamming the barrel of his gun in a suspect's mouth' after a chase in Chicago's infamous South Side
Commander Glenn Evans, who headed a district in Chicago's West Side, is charged with official misconduct and aggravated battery
Investigators found traces of the suspect's saliva on his gun
The cop has been suspended pending the result of the case against him
PUBLISHED: 07:59 EST, 28 August 2014 | UPDATED: 09:56 EST, 28 August 2014

Market Basket Resumes Operations After Cousins Settle

Back to work: Employees embrace near a poster welcoming customers back to the stores on Thursday.

[From article]
A beloved grocery chain CEO who was ousted from the company by his cousin - causing a six week standoff between management and thousands of workers - has struck a deal to return to the helm.
Arthur T. Demoulas has reportedly made a $1.5 billion offer to buy out the part of the New England-based chain Market Basket controlled by his cousin, Arthur S. Demoulas.
When Arthur T. - whom employees likened to George Bailey in 'It's a Wonderful Life' for putting people before profits - was ousted by a board of directors controlled by Arthur S. Demoulas in June, workers refused to work and marched the streets in protest.

Warehouse employees failed to make deliveries to the stores in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine, leaving shelves bare and costing millions in lost revenue.

Victory for beloved 'It's a Wonderful Life boss': Fired CEO buys grocery company back after all his employees walked out for six weeks to save his job
Arthur T. Demoulas has made a $1.5 billion offer to buy out the part of Market Basket controlled by his cousin, Arthur S. Demoulas
It comes after a board of directors controlled by Arthur S. ousted Arthur T. in June - sparking protests and walkouts by employees
Staff demanded Arthur T. be reinstated and refused to make deliveries or re-stock shelves, leading to empty stores and tens of millions in lost revenue
Workers likened Arthur T. to George Bailey in the movie 'It's a Wonderful Life', saying he has long put 'people before profits'
PUBLISHED: 07:52 EST, 28 August 2014 | UPDATED: 10:53 EST, 28 August 2014

Jaycee Dugard's Father Laments Her Reluctance to See Him

Reunion: Jaycee Dugard's father Ken Slayton pictured in 2010. He has given an exclusive interview in the latest edition of the National Enquirer and revealed that his daughter has not contacted him or responded to his messages in the five years since her freedom.

[From article]
Five years after her dramatic rescue, Jaycee Dugard has still not contacted her biological father, leaving him heartbroken.
According to the National Enquirer, Kenneth Slayton, 68, is yet to set eyes on his daughter or his two granddaughters born to Jaycee during her 18 years of captivity
[. . .]

Failed by the system: Jaycee Dugard was 11 when she was kidnapped by a convicted rapist who was out on bail in California

'I've made myself known to her, so if she elected to see me, she knows where I'm at,' said Kenneth to the National Enquirer

Jaycee Dugard's biological father claims she has still not contacted him FIVE years to the day of her dramatic rescue
Kenneth Slayton, 68, wants to speak to his daughter, who was kidnapped in 1991 aged 11
Claims that he has tried to contact her but she has never replied
Jaycee was delivered from Phillip Garrido on August 26, 2009 after 18 years as his prisoner
PUBLISHED: 18:59 EST, 27 August 2014 | UPDATED: 10:27 EST, 28 August 2014

Will Arriving Illegal Aliens Help Alleviate the Drought?

The White House and the CA Governor are high ranking members of the Church of Global Warming, and the need for more illegal aliens. What will be the effects on the water needs of California and the southwestern United States of these highest priorities of the Democratic Party leaders? Are they intentionally implementing policies which will destroy the tranquility of the nation?

[From article]
The study by Cornell, University of Arizona and U.S. Geological Survey researchers will be published in a forthcoming issue of the American Meteorological Society's Journal of Climate.
'For the southwestern U.S., I'm not optimistic about avoiding real megadroughts,' said Toby Ault, Cornell assistant professor of earth and atmospheric sciences and lead author of the paper.
'As we add greenhouse gases into the atmosphere – and we haven't put the brakes on stopping this – we are weighting the dice for megadrought.'
As of Aug. 12, most of California sits in a D4 'exceptional drought,' which is in the most severe category. Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas loiter in a substantially less severe D1 moderate drought.

Think California's drought is bad? Scientists issue dire warning of US megadrought that could last 35 YEARS and lead to mass population migrations
Southwestern United States has fifty percent change of suffering a 'megadrought' that lasts 35 years
Say California drought is 'a preview of our future'
Drought could be worst seen for 2,000 years
Could lead to mass population migration on a scale never before seen in this country
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 18:34 EST, 27 August 2014 | UPDATED: 14:10 EST, 28 August 2014

Intellectuals and Journalists Mislead Others

[From article]
Police follow their impressions – impressions not obtained by monitoring the queue at the polls, or watching little black girls troop off to church on Sunday in starched dresses and patent leather shoes, but instead accumulated night after night at the calls they answer in the black community. And so you can lecture them about jumping to conclusions about black people until your tongue falls out of your mouth, but if a big percentage of the last one hundred young black males they encountered had an illegal pistol within reach, they’re going to be damned aggressive with the one hundred and first.
[. . .]

Being an intellectual doesn’t mean you’re smart – it simply means your worldview is entirely derived secondhand, from what you’ve been taught in college, from whatever public opinion is, from whatever conclusions you’ve arrived at on your own, from what is an intellectual exercise only.
[. . .]
the current president of the United States, intellectually committed to the theories of socialist/Keynesian economics long after they’ve been exploded. Indeed, long after he wasted much of the nation’s treasure in yet another attempt to make them work and they still didn’t.
[. . .]

the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. One of the most widely read books in recent history. Assigned in thousands of college courses, endlessly debated and parsed by intellectuals.
It’s a great read, but the fact is that the novel was set in the nineteen-thirties and that segregation and most of its abuses – certainly its legal abuses – ended fifty years ago in the South and never existed at all in the West and North. Yet despite that, despite the Voting Rights Act and the now numerous black officeholders everywhere, despite having an African-American elected president, the intellectual view of race relations in America is still that one book.

August 28, 2014
Summoning the Mockingbird Mob
By Richard F. Miniter

August 27, 2014

White Man Beaten By Gang of Black Men Angry Over Shooting Of Michael Brown

Ralph Weems

For a legal justification for the beating, look at two books about prosecuting civil rights crimes at the U.S. Department of Justice. Current Secretary of Labor, Honorable Tom Perez was the chief of the Civil Rights Division. J. Christian Adams' book, Injustice; and John Fund and Hans van Spakovsky's Who's Counting? For a different paradigm on police shooting deaths see e.g., Justice For Dillon Taylor: Why Has Unarmed White Man Fatally Shot By Black Cop In Utah Been Ignored? Notice silence of Jesse Jackson, Obama, Holder, Sharpton, Tom Perez, and Chris Matthews?

[From article]
Poor Ralph Weems IV. Just minding his own business, him and his concealed weapon, when he's warned not to go into the local Waffle House, because the black folks inside are all worked up over Ferguson. He goes in anyway (probably because after serving as a Marine in Iraq, he sees himself as an ambassador of good will -- or maybe he had an overwhelming craving for the old chopped n' cheddared). Anyway, just as he was warned, the residents inside aren't in a good mood. So he leaves to go to a Huddle House instead, but he and his Air Force buddy are inexplicably followed by more than 20 people who surround him -- just him -- and kick the hell out of him, putting him in the hospital.

Mississippi Mystery: Why Did Black Mob Kick The Crap Out Of One Defenseless White Guy?
By Susie Madrak 
August 25, 2014 9:00 am
You'd almost think they singled him out for some reason.

Brazilian Town Run By Women Needs Men, Must Submit To Rule By Women

[From article]
More than 600 women live in the town of Noiva do Cordeiro, south-east Brazil. And most of them are aged between 20 and 35 years old.
Now they have extended an invitation to potential suitors. But don't start packing your bags just yet - any men who go have to understand that this corner of the Brazilian countryside is very much a woman's world.
[. . .]
The lack of eligible batchelors has now led the community's many single young ladies for make an appeal for interested men - but only those willing to adapt to living in a women's world.
Ms Fernandes said: 'We'd like to get to know men who would leave their own lives and come to be a part of ours.
'But first they need to agree to do what we say and live according to our rules.'

Town in Brazil made up entirely of women has made an appeal for bachelors (but only those willing to live by female rules!)
Noiva do Cordeiro is home to more than 600 women, most of them under 35
Some are already married but their husbands must live and work elsewhere
But that means there is a shortage of eligible suitors to woo young women
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 03:22 EST, 27 August 2014 | UPDATED: 05:31 EST, 27 August 2014

White House Is With Them, and Against Them

[From article]
Take just Syria as an example. America partnered first with anti-Assad Islamists, some of which are now part of or fighting with ISIS. Washington now finds itself both supplying and killing the same fanatics that are trying to depose the Syrian and Iraqi regimes. In fact, Obama intervened in Syria to undo a regime which now appears to have morphed into another ally of the moment. Who could trust America in such a matrix?
[. . .]
America appeasing the so-called “moderate” Muslim majority, in places like Doha, Riyadh, and Islamabad at the expense of enabling religious war, the global jihad, was always a recipe for disaster. Now the coercive knife of Islam even threatens Western media apologists, the kind of Islamic blowback that only morons or masochists would fail to anticipate.
“The quickest way to end a war is to lose it.” – George Orwell

August 27, 2014
The Obama Caliphate
By G. Murphy Donovan

Anti Semitic Opera Planned For New York Metropolitan Opera

Leon Klinghoffer

[From article]
This opera presents the takeover of the cruise ship Achille Lauro in 1985 by Palestinian terrorists, and their murder of 69 year old, wheel-chair bound Leon Klinghoffer, as justified, not only by Palestinian grievances against Israel, but also by the alleged evil and exploitative actions of Jews against others around the world. The terrorists are humanized and presented as freedom fighters, who have been forced by Jewish and Zionist oppression to take extreme actions.
In the opera’s libretto, there are passages that defame the Jews as a people. For example, the principal terrorist says, “Wherever poor men are gathered, they can find Jews getting fat. You know how to cheat the simple, exploit the virgin, pollute where you have exploited, defame those you cheated, and break your own law with idolatry.”
At one stage, the terrorist leader says to Klinghoffer, “America is one big Jew.”

August 27, 2014
Jew-hatred coming to Lincoln Center
By Carol Brown

France Being Transformed by Largest Number of Muslim Immigrants in Europe

[From article]
Per the Gatestone Institute, as of 2012, Muslims comprised the majority of the 100,000 applications for French citizenship each year.
[. . .]
Opinion surveys show that to voters in France -- home to an estimated 6.5 million Muslims, the largest Muslim population in the European Union -- Islam and the question of Muslim immigration have emerged in 2012 as a top-ranked public concern. The French, it seems, are increasingly worried about the establishment of a parallel Muslim society there.
[. . .]
The promotion of Islamic extremist ideologies -- particularly Wahhabism, which not only discourages Muslim integration in the West, but actively encourages jihad against non-Muslims -- threatens to further radicalize Muslim immigrants in France.
[. . .]
During the campaign, Hollande had offered an amnesty to all of the estimated 400,000 illegal Muslim immigrants currently in France. He also pledged to change French electoral laws so that Muslim residents without French citizenship would be allowed to vote in municipal elections as of 2014. These measures, if implemented, would enable the Socialist Party to tighten its grip on political power, both at the regional and national levels.

August 27, 2014
Au revoir, France
By Carol Brown

Propaganda Requires a Double Standard, Hypocrisy

[From article]
Corruption, for example, is a pressing concern for many Palestinians under the rule of the Palestinian Authority, but when I and another reporter once suggested an article on the subject, we were informed by the bureau chief that Palestinian corruption was “not the story.” (Israeli corruption was, and we covered it at length.)
Israeli actions are analyzed and criticized, and every flaw in Israeli society is aggressively reported.

August 27, 2014
Former AP staffer spills the beans on coverage of Israel
By Thomas Lifson

White Liberal Elites Keep Black Americans Dependent

[From article]That false racial narrative is a white, not a black, construct – the product of half a century of white political opportunism, neo-Marxist revisionism, and cultural deracination. Its greatest victims have thus far been blacks themselves, its main beneficiaries a cabal of white intellectual and political elites. The white cabal, which, for its own advancement, created the false narrative (and the entitlement mentality that maintains it), has convinced its black victims that it's their savior rather than, in fact, their victimizer. The inflammatory racial unreality has now reached staggering national proportions, whose social consequences presumably can't much longer be avoided.
This isn't something for which we can blame Barack Obama, Jerimiah Wright, Cornel West, Al Sharpton, or their political, religious, academic, or media brothers. They are, in fact, the symptoms of the problem, not its cause – useful tools rather than enablers.
[. . .]
white society deserves black resentment – not because its distant ancestors enslaved West Africans to colonize the New World, but because white society in the here and now has itself tolerated an opportunistic intellectual and political elitism that has, in fact, victimized inner-city blacks and made them dependent social outcasts rather than independent social collaborators. Good governance advances citizen independence; bad governance advances citizen dependence.
[. . .]
racial animus in the modern American Republic is really rooted in the elitist intellectual and political power structure whose ascendancy depends on maintaining a vast national industry of dependency, entitlement, victimization, and ignorance.
Our increasing racial divide isn't likely to end prettily.

August 27, 2014
Of Bens, Baracks, and the Real Race War
By Michael L. Grable

Incompetent or Malicious? Why Not a Spy?

[From article]
Our unsecured border is really a case of the Federal government waging war on one hated demographic, and one obsolete demographic. The elites of this country hate white people for being too independent minded; in 2012 a USDA office disdainfully described white Appalachian residents who would not take food stamps as being afflicted with “mountain pride.”
The US Chamber of Commerce simply cares far more about corporate profits than the citizens of the country, as evident by their endless push for amnesty. They are nakedly advocating in order to drive wages down. Such a scheme can only work when government’s large safety net picks up the legions of unemployed. The foolish business-Republicans have clearly not considered the taxes which will surely be required to pay for this policy. The American citizenry is getting in the way of the American government.
The case is even sadder for Black America. They simply are not breeding fast enough, and have fallen out of favor with the Democratic Party. Black Americans are being driven from the workforce, and even historically black neighborhoods like Compton, Los Angeles by the new, more favored demographic.

August 26, 2014
Where Governmental Incompetence Ends and Malice Begins
By Brae Jaeger

No Justice No Work; W.E.B. DuBois' Solution

[From article]
The final problem for all political and religious movements is what to do after you get to the Promised Land. You've defeated the enemy, you've conquered the land flowing with milk and honey. What next?
What's next is that the soldiers of the revolution should get a job, get married, and start a family. And forget all about millennial hope.
But usually they don't. Instead they get angry.
That's why blacks rioted in the aftermath of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Finally, they'd got to the Promised Land, and nothing had changed.
Fast forward to 2012 in Florida and 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. We've elected the First Black President and nothing has changed.
Wouldn't you be just a teeny bit upset?

August 26, 2014
Ferguson: Life in the Promised Land
By Christopher Chantrill

* * *

[From article]
The Negro race, like all races, is going to be saved by its exceptional men. The problem of education, then, among Negroes must first of all deal with the Talented Tenth; it is the problem of developing the Best of this race that they may guide the Mass away from the contamination and death of the Worst, in their own and other races. Now the training of men is a difficult and intricate task. Its technique is a matter for educational experts, but its object is for the vision of seers. If we make money the object of man-training, we shall develop money-makers but not necessarily men; if we make technical skill the object of education, we may possess artisans but not, in nature, men. Men we shall have only as we make manhood the object of the work of the schools–intelligence, broad sympathy, knowledge of the world that was and is, and of the relation of men to it–this is the curriculum of that Higher Education which must underlie true life.
[. . .]
If this be true–and who can deny it–three tasks lay before me; first to show from the past that the Talented Tenth as they have risen among American Negroes have been worthy of leadership; secondly to show how these men may be educated and developed; and thirdly to show their relation to the Negro problem.

The Talented Tenth
W.E.B. DuBois
September 1903

ISIS Threats To Christians, Convert Or Die

[From article]
The broadcast networks haven’t reported on the plight of Iraq’s Christians in weeks – in fact, ABC only mentioned them once. So everything must be ok, right? Wrong.
WorldWatch Monitor, a news outlet focused on Christian persecution, reported on Aug. 22 about Iraqi Christian Mikha Qasha who told Mid-East Christian News that ISIS gave him one week to either “leave, convert to Islam or face the sword.” The threat came with “weapons pointed at his head.” Elderly and paralyzed, Qasha fled from Qaraqosh – in a wheelchair – to Ankawa, a Christian suburb, according to the story, which was picked up by Christian Today and Charisma News.

Networks Silent as ISIS Continues ‘Convert or Die’ Oppression of Christians
By Katie Yoder
August 26, 2014 | 14:23

* * *

[From article]
Islamic militant terrorists ISIS is giving non-muslims in Iraq three options: leave, convert or die.
A WorldWatch Monitor report tells the personal account of Iraqi Christian Mikha Qasha.
In August, WWM reported that Qasha, an elderly paralytic, was moved from his home in Qaraqosh after ISIS members threatened him with weapons giving him one week to leave, convert to Islam or "face the sword."
Qasha eventually found his grandson and was taken to Ankawa, Iraq, the predominantly Christian suburb in the province of Erbil.
ISIS has reportedly been giving the ultimatum since the group took over Mosul, the capital of the Nineveh providence in northern Iraq, in June.
The group also threatened to impose a "special tax" on Iraqi Christians. Thousands of Christians left Mosul in July after the group gave the ultimatum saying that if they did comply there would be 'nothing for them but the sword."

ISIS gives Iraq Christians 'one week' to convert or die
Islamic group ISIS is giving non-muslims in Iraq three options: leave, convert or die.
Published 26 August 2014
Charlene Adams

CAIR Maintains Silence About ISIS Beheadings, Demands Americans Love Muslims

CAIR remains silent about beheading of American journalists, Christian genocide, but demands Americans love Muslims.

[From article]
The coalition of influential and politically-connected Muslim rights groups is demanding that the Obama administration implement a mandatory retraining program for all federal, state and local law enforcement officials who may have been subjected to materials they deem “biased and discriminatory” against Muslims. There must also be an audit of all federal law enforcement and intelligence gathering training and educational materials to identify and remove information that could exhibit bias against any race, ethnicity, religion or national origin, the groups demand.
Additionally, the administration must pursue disciplinary action against agents and officials who engage in discriminatory conduct as well as those responsible for the anti-Muslim training materials. Finally, the coalition insists that all federal funding to local and state law enforcement agencies be withheld unless they ban all training materials considered to be biased against race, ethnicity, religion or national origin. In short, these empowered Muslim activists want to dictate how our nation’s law enforcement agencies operate at every level.

Muslim Activists Demand Overhaul of All U.S. Law Enforcement Training
AUGUST 26, 2014

Farrakhan Attacks Whites, Koreans, Arabs, Chinese; Makes Argument That Obama is An Oppressor

Louis Farrakhan

Using this argument white people are suffering under Obama, who makes, changes and ignores laws by himself, or with Eric "White people are cowards" Holder, who don't give a damn for white folks.   

[From article]
Farrakhan said, "With 67 percent of black people you have to live under a white mayor with 67 percent white people you cant make the laws that govern that town. Now if that's the condition let me set the stage for Michael Brown. See I don't know about the store they say he strong armed somebody and took some cigars but I know this, coming to Chicago ... when you live in the hood you don't control no economy so you have Arab store owners that don't give a damn about you and have no respect for you. You got Korean, you got Chinese, you got other people taking the money out but not giving a damn thing to this community. I imagine that blacks under those conditions suffer everyday."

25 Aug 2014

August 26, 2014

Terrorists Exhibit Chutzpah

This is like the child who kills his parents and pleads for mercy because he is a an orphan. It is one more example of using words to mean whatever the speaker wants them to mean. Aggression is limited to unprovoked attacks. Retaliation and defense are not aggression. 

[From article]
The political chief of Hamas has called on President Barack Obama to intervene with the Israeli government to "lift the siege" of Gaza and push for a cease-fire in the conflict to stop a "holocaust" against the Palestinians.
"You as the leader of the most powerful state in the world, I ask you to call [on] Israel to stop its aggression on Gaza — and to lift the siege and open the cross borders and to rebuild Gaza," said Hamas political leader Khaled Meshaal, in an exclusive interview with Yahoo News. "This is our demands."

In personal plea, top Hamas leader calls on Obama to stop 'holocaust' in Gaza
Meshaal compares Israeli prime minister to Hitler, criticizes Hillary Clinton in Yahoo News exclusive
By Michael Isikoff
August 25, 2014 5:42 AM
Yahoo News

Governments Can Track All Cell Phones Anywhere

Sunday August 24, 2104 episode of Unforgettable, CBS, included the police IT guy reporting exact location of a suspect, using his desk top responding to a query from the detectives.
Same episode included a pharmaceutical company which used unsuspecting young people as human subjects without their knowledge or consent. They were deliberately infected with a virus in order to test an experimental vaccine.They were considered expendable by the company executive. Not an unusual event in the history of science. Edward Jenner who discovered cure for smallpox allegedly did the same? The argument of the Nazi doctors was that the benefit to mankind outweighed the harm to the individuals used for medical research. Contemporary American doctors use the same arguments for their experiments without consent. 

[From article]
Makers of surveillance systems are offering governments across the world the ability to track the movements of almost anybody who carries a cellphone, whether they are blocks away or on another continent.
The technology works by exploiting an essential fact of all cellular networks: They must keep detailed, up-to-the-minute records on the locations of their customers to deliver calls and other services to them. Surveillance systems are secretly collecting these records to map people’s travels over days, weeks or longer, according to company marketing documents and experts in surveillance technology.

For sale: Systems that can secretly track where cellphone users go around the globe
By Craig Timberg
August 24, 2014
Washington Post

White House Violated U.S. Law In Prisoner Exchange

[From article]
A defiant White House rejected the Government Accountability Office’s determination that the administration broke the law in its highly controversial swap of U.S. Army Sgt. Bow Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders, saying that the president’s “constitutional responsibility to protect the lives of Americans” trumped the law.
[. . .]
Senators from both sides of the aisle have disagreed with the president’s rationale, saying he had broken the law by not properly notifying Congress about the deal. The GAO’s ruling Thursday confirmed that contention.

WH: Obama's Constitutional Responsibility to Protect AmericansTrumps the Law
The president's "constitutional responsibility to protect the lives of Americans... doesn't come with caveats."
Bradford Thomas

White House Press Secretary Deceiving Reporters

[From article]
That claim–“the president was not singling out ISIL”–is simply not true. And it’s demonstrably untrue. To prove this assertion, it’s helpful to cite the relevant portion of the January 27, 2014 story by David Remnick in the New Yorker:
[. . .]
What we’ve shown, then, is that several weeks before the New Yorker story was published, the al-Qaeda flag flying over Falluja belonged to ISIS/ISIL. The president knew it. There is therefore only one possible interpretation: the president had ISIS/ISIL in mind when he made his “jayvee” reference. And there’s only one possible conclusion about what Mr. Earnest said: It’s false. He’s distorting the truth in order to exonerate his boss, the president, from having made a statement that was deeply and dangerously misinformed.
The White House press corps should vigorously pursue this matter with the White House press secretary; and he in turn should admit what he said was false. If Mr. Earnest doesn’t do so in light of this evidence, then his claim will move from the category of being false to being a lie. That would trouble me; and I would think it would trouble them.

The White House Press Secretary Isn’t Telling the Truth. And I Can Prove It.
Peter Wehner
08.26.2014 - 9:25 AM

August 25, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul Questions Spending $8 million To Fight Terror in North Dakota

[From article]
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who has been openly critical of the militarization of local police forces by the federal government that has come to light during the tensions in Ferguson, Missouri, wants to know why Homeland Security has spent $8 million in Fargo, North Dakota to fight terrorism.
"Homeland Security gave $8 million to Fargo to fight terrorism," Paul said on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday.
"I say, if the terrorists get to Fargo, we might as well give up," he told NBC's Senior White House correspondent Chris Jansing.

Rand Paul: Why Are We Spending $8M in Fargo To Fight Terrorism?
Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 12:26 PM
By Courtney Coren

Changing Meanings of Words

[From article]
Whole words that meant one thing for generations now have completely different meanings, and nothing unhinges a culture faster than the loss of shared language/terminology.
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There is a reason those who plot to undo American Exceptionalism have worked so hard to capture the language. And we won’t preserve liberty for future generations until we take it back.

The American Exceptionalism Dictionary
Steve Deace
Aug 23, 2014

Packing DC USCA May Hamper Reforms

U.S. Court of Appeals, Washington DC

[From article]
A shadowy network of wealthy liberal donors bankrolled an operation to pack one of America’s most powerful courts with progressive judges, according to documents reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon.
Now the effort could prevent an Obamacare challenge from reaching the Supreme Court, legal experts say.
The strategy to fill the D.C. Court of Appeals with left-leaning judges was aided by the American Constitution Society, a non-profit group that “promotes a progressive vision of the law.” The ACS is funded in part by the Democracy Alliance, a liberal donor network that funnels millions to a web of 
dark-money member groups.

Democracy Alliance Bankrolled Court-Packing Scheme
Influx of progressive judges to D.C. Court of Appeals could lead to en banc reversal of Halbig decision
BY: Alana Goodman
August 25, 2014 9:00 am

Cornel West Explains Obama

Cornel West

[From article]
No, the thing is he posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency, a national security presidency. The torturers go free. The Wall Street executives go free. The war crimes in the Middle East, especially now in Gaza, the war criminals go free. And yet, you know, he acted as if he was both a progressive and as if he was concerned about the issues of serious injustice and inequality and it turned out that he’s just another neoliberal centrist with a smile and with a nice rhetorical flair. And that’s a very sad moment in the history of the nation because we are—we’re an empire in decline. Our culture is in increasing decay. Our school systems are in deep trouble. Our political system is dysfunctional. Our leaders are more and more bought off with legalized bribery and normalized corruption in Congress and too much of our civil life. You would think that we needed somebody—a Lincoln-like figure who could revive some democratic spirit and democratic possibility.

SUNDAY, AUG 24, 2014 07:00 AM EDT
Cornel West: “He posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency”
Exclusive: Cornel West talks Ferguson, Hillary, MSNBC -- and unloads on the failed promise of Barack Obama

Police Shoot Dead Two, 42 Others Shot By Civilians, Six More Dead in Chicago

[From article]
Chicago police shot and killed two armed men in separate incidents on the West and South sides Sunday evening, authorities said.

Two dead in separate police-involved shootings
By Carlos Sadovi, Jeremy Gorner, Michelle Manchir
Chicago Tribune reporters
August 25, 2014 9:53 AM

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[From article]
At least 42 people have been shot in Chicago since Friday afternoon, and the six who died include a three-year-old child and two teenage boys, one of them 14 and the other 16, WBBM-TV reported on Monday.
The CBS station reported that the three-year-old was accidentally shot by his father; the two teenagers were shot in separate incidents by other young men, and at least one of those attacks may have been gang-related; and three adults died in shootings at different locations by assailants who fled.
"Additionally, two males were fatally shot by Chicago Police during separate incidents Sunday night," WBBM reported.

42 Shootings in Chicago Since Friday; 6 Dead Include Toddler, 2 Teens
August 25, 2014 - 10:08 AM
By Staff

CAIR Indicates Support for Terrorism and Anti Semitism

[From article]
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) regained its 501(c)(3) tax exemption after it was revoked for failure to file tax returns. The group was also accused credibly of ties with Hamas, a foreign terrorist organization,
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“If we are practicing Muslims, we are above the law of the land,” said Mustafa Carroll, executive director of the Dallas-Fort Worth CAIR branch.
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Omar Ahmad, CAIR's chairman, announced in July 1998 that "Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran ... should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth."
[. . .]
If they believe in statements like "Freedom Go to Hell" and "Islam will dominate the world," there are plenty of countries in the Middle East and Central Asia where they would feel far more at home.

August 25, 2014
CAIR: Anti-Constitutional, Anti-Israel, and Anti-Semitic Hate Group
By William A. Levinson

Memorial Needed For 100 million Killed by Communism

[From article]
the old bi-partisan anti-Communist spirit that animated American foreign policy for 50 years is not represented in the movement to build the memorial. The board of the foundation is almost exclusively conservative and Republican - a sad commentary on the Democratic party and how they now threaten the basic liberties their predecessors fought to keep safe.

August 25, 2014
Never forget: A memorial to Communism's 100 million dead
By Rick Moran