Excerpt: A jury of 13 military officers sentenced
Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan to death on Wednesday for the murder of 13 people and attempted murder of dozens more in the November 2009 shooting spree at the army base. Hasan acted as his own attorney during the trial, and declined to address the jury. Texas
Must Read: The Indebted States of
: States and localities owe far, far more than their citizens know. By Steven Malanga America
Excerpt: Maria Pappas, the treasurer of
, got tired of being asked why local taxes kept rising. Betting that the answer involved the debt that state and local governments were accumulating, she began a quest to figure out how much county residents owed. It wasn’t easy. In some jurisdictions, officials said that they didn’t know; in others, they stonewalled. Pappas’s first report, issued in 2010, estimated the total state and local debt at $56 billion for the county’s 5.6 million residents. Two years later, after further investigation, the figure had risen to a frightening $140 billion, shocking residents and officials alike. (The collapse is coming. http://tiny.cc/g02s4 ~Bob.) Cook County, Illinois
Did Taxes Cause the Financial Crisis?. By Mark Roe
Excerpt: But consider another way of viewing the crisis and our financial institutions: the financial system was never all that far from the cliff’s edge, even before 2008, because the tax system encouraged financial firms to overload themselves with debt. … The added risks pushed the financial system past the tipping point, but the baseline problem was that it always contained too much risky debt. … Mark Roe, a professor at
, is an expert on securities law and financial markets. (Guess Obama didn’t take his course. ~Bob) Harvard Law School
Harvard Study: No Correlation Between Gun Control and Less Violent Crime. By
Excerpt: A Harvard Study titled "Would Banning Firearms Reduce Murder and Suicide?" looks at figures for "intentional deaths" throughout continental Europe and juxtaposes them with the
to show that more gun control does not necessarily lead to lower death rates or violent crime. Because the findings so clearly demonstrate that more gun laws may in fact increase death rates, the study says that "the mantra that more guns mean more deaths and that fewer guns, therefore, mean fewer deaths" is wrong. (Huh. Who would have guessed? Unless you live in, say, U.S. . ~Bob.) Chicago
Bomb attacks kill 71 in
and suburbs Baghdad
Muslims killing Muslims, as in
. Where are the cries that we have to “do something” about this? ~Bob. Syria
‘Syrian Electronic Army’ claims attacks on Twitter, American news sites
Excerpt: High-profile media companies including the New York Times, the Huffington Post and Twitter lost control of their websites Tuesday after hackers supporting the Syrian government breached an Australian-based Internet company that manages many major site addresses. (so Assad supporters are attacking al Qaeda, Hezbollah and the New York Times? Can they be all bad? ~Bob.)
Obama Gets His War On & Miley Cyrus. By Daniel Greenfield
Excerpt: Yesterday the media was too busy drowning the country in the spectacle of the antics of a former Disney starlet at the Video Music Awards for a cable channel that no longer does music videos to report on the antics of a former community organizer who was busy sketching out plans for an illegal war that he had been on record as opposing. (I'm just curious... is Obama trying to build a coalition of like-minded countries, trying to get approval from the UN, and getting a vote from congress, before going to war in Syria [like Bush did before we went into Iraq], or is he simply going to drag the country into someone else's civil war unilaterally? --LLW)
Excerpt: ran and the terrorist group Hezbollah, which together have an enormous amount of American blood on their hands, have sent troops to
to win a war there. Syria has provided a constant flow of arms to the regime. They all consider their control of Russia Syria important, and they are right: If they lose the control they have through Bashar Assad, their position in the entire Middle East is badly weakened — and ours is strengthened.
Gas going up if we bomb
Senator Joe Biden in 2007: I Will Move To Impeach If President Bush Bombs
Without Congressional Approval Iran
Russia warns US of 'catastrophic consequences' of Syria intervention:
Russia warns US and the West that military action in would be 'illegal.' But a strike on Syria Syria may also 'play into 's hands,' says one expert. By Fred Weir Moscow
Syria, Loses If Either Side Wins. By Edward Luttwak America
Excerpt: That could lead to a
under American occupation. And very few Americans today are likely to support another costly military adventure in the Syria Middle East. A decisive move in any direction would endanger ; at this stage, stalemate is the only viable policy option left. America
Chemical weapons use in
is irrelevant. By John Glaser Syria
Excerpt: But, contrary to almost all of the commentary, the use of chemical weapons in
Syria is entirely irrelevant when it comes to military intervention. Here are three main reasons why: U.S.
Good Column: Congress Should Veto Obama’s War. By Patrick J. Buchanan
Excerpt: “Congress doesn’t have a whole lot of core responsibilities,” said Barack Obama last week in an astonishing remark. For in the Constitution, Congress appears as the first branch of government. And among its enumerated powers are the power to tax, coin money, create courts, provide for the common defense, raise and support an army, maintain a navy and declare war. But, then, perhaps Obama’s contempt is justified.
Mythbusting the Looming War with
. By Joshua Foust Syria
Excerpt: Really, any sort of Western response to the bloodshed in
will be symbolic, at best. Syria
Excerpt: In 1994, after directing the U.S. Air Force's official study of the Persian Gulf War, I concluded, "Air power is an unusually seductive form of military strength, in part because, like modern courtship, it appears to offer gratification without commitment." That observation stands. It explains the Obama administration's enthusiasm for a massive, drone-led assassination campaign against al-Qaida terrorists. And it applies with particular force to a prospective, U.S.-led attack on the Syrian government in response to its use of chemical weapons against a civilian population.
Credibility over 'red lines' no reason for war. By Benjamin H. Friedman
Excerpt: Historical studies show that foreigners do not assess
willingness to intervene based on whether they carried out past threats. They focus, instead, on the local balance of military power and U.S. interests in their case. And leaders clinging to power are especially unlikely to care what we threaten to convince them to surrender it. U.S.
Outsiders have no tools to fix
. By Syria Christopher A. Preble
Excerpt: The deeply dysfunctional Syrian state is not something outsiders have the tools to repair. Cruise missiles launched from ships and submarines won’t persuade the divided Syrian opposition to unite around a common goal, nor are they likely to cause President Bashar Assad’s supporters to capitulate and throw in their lot with the rebels. But such strikes will result in additional death and destruction on the ground.
Western Foreign Policy 'Like a Monkey With a Hand Grenade': Russian Deputy Prime Minister finds a creative way to describe the west's diplomatic skills, ahead of attack in
Excerpt: Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Dmitry Rogozin, compared western nations' behavior vis-a-vis the Islamic world to a “monkey with a hand grenade,” according to a report by Russian news agency, Ria Novosti. His short statement was communicated in the Russian language via his Twitter page on Tuesday; Rogozin has yet to elaborate or explain his comparison.
Report: Another Chemical Attack in
Excerpt: U.S.-based Foreign Policy magazine reported on Tuesday about the intelligence information that apparently convinced the
that the forces of Bashar al-Assad were indeed behind the chemical attack a week ago that killed hundreds of civilians. (It’s all in the spin. Can you believe Hagel? Or others who do nothing but lie and align our country with radicals and those who kill U.S. Christians and burn churches? What’s it matter? Just as Hitler sent troops in Polish uniforms over the border to cause an “incident” to invade , so history repeats. This article also notes an unconfirmed report of an explosion near Assad’s palace with no report on injuries. –Barb) Poland
Tweet from Tom Price @RepTomPrice
Action in #Syria w/out clear definition of American interest & strategy is reckless & irresponsible. Congressional consent must be included.
Antiwar Left Stays Quiet On
Syria: With less money and fewer members, antiwar groups struggle to effectively protest the imminent war in . By Rosie Gray Syria
Excerpt: Activists who turned out thousands of protesters during the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq say they’ve been unable to effectively organize or raise money since the end of the Bush years, and that newer causes like drones have seized the space on the left once occupied by opposition to conventional warfare. And some acknowledge that the energy has leaked out of the movement because a Democrat is now in office.
The Road to Bombing
. By Archbishop Cranmer Damascus
] is not our civilisation: it belongs to the children of Ishmael and the followers of Mohammed. It is not clear why other Muslim nations are prepared to 'stand by' and 'do nothing' while their brothers and sisters are being slaughtered by their brothers and sisters. Why is the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation not leading a response to this? Syria
Report: Terrorist Group Behind
Attack Training Syrian Rebels Benghazi
Excerpt: The terrorists who helped execute the
attacks that resulted in the deaths of four Americans are now training Syrian Islamist rebel groups. Veteran intelligence reporter Bill Gertz says earlier this month U.S.intelligence agencies uncovered new evidence that the al Qaeda-linked Ansar al-Sharia terrorist group is now training Syrian rebels in terrorist training camps. Gertz says the jihadist training camps have been in operation at least since May and "are part of a network that funnels foreign fighters to Syrian rebel groups." (Bet the CIA involved with you-know-who’s blessing. Guess where the chemicals might have come from? Same place the ManPads did….Benghazi. That’s phony. These guys are US allies. –Barb) Benghazi
Assad is a devil, but his opponents are demons too. By Rev'd Dr Peter Mullen
Excerpt: If this nice sunny weather holds up for a few more days, it will be just perfect for Armageddon. Is that crackpot Obama really about to fire Cruise missiles at
Excerpt: Ask almost any employer and there won’t be much doubt: the Affordable Care Act is likely to raise the cost of labor, discourage hiring and have a negative effect on the economy. Some economists are pushing back, however. In 2011, David Cutler of Harvard testified that the Affordable Care Act would reduce average health care costs by about 5 percent by 2015. That would decrease the cost of labor for employers and increase nationwide employment. Cutler also organized and signed an economists’ letter to Congress asserting that “repealing the Affordable Care Act would produce job reductions of 250,000 to 400,000 annually.” But how much of this push back is just politics, as opposed to real economics? Although Cutler is an able health economist, he’s not an expert in labor economics. Someone who is at the top of that field is University of Chicago economist Casey Mulligan, who took Cutler to task for ignoring all of the ways in which ObamaCare discourages hiring, discourages full time employment and discourages businesses from becoming large rather than small.
After Martin Luther King’s 1963 speech, FBI began spying on civil rights leader
Excerpt: Initially approved in October 1963 by then-Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, the FBI’s wiretap and clandestine microphone campaign against King lasted until his assassination in April 1968. It was initially justified to probe King’s suspected, unproven links to the Communist Party, morphing into a crusade to “neutralize” and discredit the civil rights leader. … Robert F. Kennedy that month approved the installation of wiretaps on King’s phone and those at the
New York and offices of the Southern Atlanta Christian Leadership Conference, ostensibly to look into any communist ties. (Well, King was a Republican. Naturally a Democrat White House and Congress would spy on him. ~Bob.)
Excerpt: Today Barack Obama will limo over to the Lincoln Memorial to deliver a speech in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech. In his speech Obama will reluctantly admit that progress has been made since that speech, then he'll begin hammering "The Great Whitey" for not giving out more "federal gravy" for welfare, food stamps, WIC, Section 8 housing, and more preferential quotas for education and employment. He will bemoan "Whitey's" sin of a 30% Black employment rate, and, totally ignoring a month long rash of Blacks beating Whites to death across our nation, he'll shame Whites for clicking door locks when Black hoodies cross the street. Here's some of the things you won't hear Obama say in his speech:
The Street Sweeper. By Erick Erickson
Excerpt: It is a speech no leader in
on a stage such as he commanded would ever think to give. It is a speech about individuals being the best they can be as the beginning of their way in life and finding God as the end. King’s “Street Sweeper” speech, which is more properly called “The Three Dimensions of a Complete Life” was a variation of a theme he went back and forth to over the years. He gave this particular speech to New Covenant Baptist Church in Chicago, IL, on April 9, 1967. America
Obama: Back to the Racist Future. By Arnold Ahlert
Excerpt: Despite these and other incidents, President Obama, Democrats, and the usual gaggle of racial arsonists remain conspicuously silent. That is no accident. All of them have a vested interest in turning back the clock on race relations and they have all played a role in where we are today.
I Have A Dream. 50 Years On. By Brother Ivo
Excerpt: If the commentators are not anchoring their interpretation of the speech in
Christian witness, do not believe them. If you have never heard the speech in its entirety, or have not heard it for some time, it richly repays the 10 short minutes it takes to listen to it (HERE). It still brings a tear to the eye.
Excerpt: The Los Angeles Times recently published a devastating case study in the malign effects of academic racial preferences. The
University of California, , followed the diversocrat playbook to the letter in admitting Kashawn Campbell, a South Central Los Angeles high-school senior, in 2012: It disregarded his level of academic preparation, parked him in the black dorm — the “African American Theme Program” — and provided him with a black-studies course. The results were thoroughly predictable. Berkeley
Tweet from John Harwood @JohnJHarwood
MLK's equality dream realized here: 70% of voting-age whites, 58% of blacks voted in 1964 presid elex. In 2012, 57% of whites, 62%of blacks.
Emmett Till and the Dark Path to Aug. 28, 1963. By Carl M. Cannon
Excerpt: Evidence at the trial of Emmett Till’s murderers was that the youth was hauled out of bed after midnight by armed men who forced their way into his uncle’s house, kidnapped the boy, tortured him, shot him, and threw his body into a river—all for the supposed transgression of speaking impolitely to a white woman. An all-white jury acquitted the woman’s husband and another white defendant after their lawyers told jurors, “Every last Anglo-Saxon one of you men in this jury has the courage to set these men free.”
's main state-run university has agreed to admit 1,800 school-leavers who failed this year's admission exam, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says. … Nearly 25,000 school leavers failed the test, with officials saying they did not have a basic grasp of English. Liberia
Excerpt: Why would I do that? Because I love you and I want you to respect yourself. Miley Cyrus is not edgy or cool or sexy. She’s a desperate girl screaming for attention: Notice me. Tell me I’m pretty. See how hot I am. I know all the guys want me. All the girls want to be me. You probably know girls who will emulate this behavior at the next school dance. Don’t do it with them.
Excerpt: “My dad poured himself into my Senate race last year,” he recalls. “In the early months, we didn’t have much of a campaign. One day, I couldn’t make an event, so he drove out to
West Texas alone — no staffers, nothing — and he spoke on my behalf. A few hours later, I called and asked how it went. He said, ‘Even surrogates for the other candidates were asking for Cruz yard signs.’”
Man charged with threatening
Excerpt: Dominique Jason Flanigan, 41, of Fargo, also known as Kadafi Al Sadar, was arraigned Monday on two counts of transmitting threatening communications and one count of interference with a federally protected activity, the highest count of which is a felony, according to court documents. (Despite all the whining about “Islamophobia” to try to make Muslims victims, hate crimes against gays, blacks and Jews are much higher than against Muslims. In spite of everything. ~Bob.)
Brotherhood again caught on tape killing supporters to frame military
Excerpt: We have already seen in the current chaos in
how the Muslim Brotherhood kills its own supporters in order to demonize the Egyptian military and win popular support.... Now On TV has shown another obvious video clip, also taped by people from their apartment window during recent clashes in Egypt . Alexandria
Al Jazeera airs fake Brotherhood injuries and deaths
Excerpt: While Al Jazeera’s pro-Islamist lies and propaganda have been exposed numerous times — lies and propaganda being doctrinally permissible through taqiyya — consider this video recently aired live by the terrorist supporting TV network.
Now that people know what Obama's war is all about, they don't want it. Wait til they find out what Obamanomics is all about! --Don Hank
Excerpt: The title of Ferghe News, an Iran-based website, means “Cult News.” It is dedicated mainly to defaming Sufi Muslims. But Ferghe News, following the ideological posture of the Iranian clerical dictatorship, also condemns the Saudi-based Wahhabi sect (historically the most violent enemies of the Sufis), the Baha’is, never favored by Khomeinist Tehran, and “New Age” movements.
Tolerance, Health and Fascism. By Dennis Prager
Excerpt: I cannot count the number of times I heard liberal professors and liberal writers quote the phrase: "When fascism comes to
, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross." The phrase is brilliant. There is actually no threat to America of fascism coming from the right. The essence of the American right, after all, is less government; and fascism, by definition, demands ever larger government. Therefore, if there is a real fascist threat to America , it comes from the left, America
Excerpt: I LOOKED on, astonished, as a man a few yards away told protesters that he would slaughter me. He spoke resolutely and enthusiastically, and seemed utterly willing to carry out his promise. The man, a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, stood among thousands of stick-waving supporters, their beards long and their faces angry, as they chanted “God is great” and “Down with infidels.”
Amazon 'wish list' is gateway to epic social engineering hack: A security expert was able to use Amazon's "wish list" feature, along with some personal information he found online, to gain access to a user's email and credit cards.
Excerpt: A manipulation tactic called social engineering can give anyone smart enough to connect the dots a gateway into your digital domain. It doesn't require a single line of programming code. "Pretty much anyone can do this," Geise told CBSNews.com.
Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA): Cyber-war could be pretty good business for
. By Jazz Shaw Louisiana
Excerpt: But you always want to find the silver lining where you can, and that’s what Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) seems to be doing on this subject because, hey… that could mean a lot of jobs for her home state. U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu told the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce that “cyber war is the war of the future” and banks, government agencies, electric grids, emergency response services and the military all are vulnerable to attack by hackers and tech-savvy terrorists. That could mean new jobs for
The new luxury for rich Chinese is to suckle from a wet nurse.
Excerpt: Some people have pointed out that while business tycoons in the
, such as Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, are busy giving charitable donations; the Chinese tycoons are busy being concerned with choosing beautiful women and girls, and drinking human milk. Wealthy Chinese men’s behavior, in particular, indicates the level of human depravity and moral decline. United States
Chinese Netizens Discuss a List Concerning Brainwashing in
Excerpt: Comments from netizens: Laifeng Ding: “I was brainwashed for 6 years in elementary school, 3 years in junior high school, 3 years in senior high school, and 4 more years in university. I had been brainwashed for 16 years in total, but was cured after I spent a week on the Internet. I do not know if the Internet could change
Chinese internet server jammed in largest ever mainland attack. By Stephen Chen
Excerpt: The attack started very early on Sunday and was continuing yesterday afternoon, it said. More than eight million websites are registered with
's top-level country domain, .cn Li Xiaodong, executive director of the China Internet Network Information Centre, (CNNIC), which maintains the servers, said such an attack was unprecedented. To jam the Chinese servers, the attackers summoned traffic flow "far greater" than anything seen before, he said, without providing a figure on the volume China
The Giant Stumbles: Government looks bigger, but not so sturdy, in Obama's second term. By W. James Antle III
Excerpt: One of the biggest reasons the state tends to grow no matter who is in power is that the country has two big-government parties. Some Republicans are starting to change that, however. Serious fiscal conservatives now have large enough numbers in the House that they, not the Republican leadership, often drive the legislative agenda.
Pentagon Classifies Evangelical
Christians, Catholics as “Extremists.” By Todd Starnes
Excerpt: The Department of Defense classified Catholics and Evangelical
Christians as religious extremists similar to Al-Qaeda, according to training materials obtained by the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty.
The Sap: Obama has perfected the art of speaking reproachfully and carrying little or no stick. By Rich Lowry
Excerpt: Here was the leader of the free world pleading for more time to get along with his Russian friends on the basis of an utterly risible assumption of good will. Here was a believer in the policy of “reset” who still didn’t get that the reset was going nowhere. Here was weakness compounded by delusion.
Chicagoland: Navy Vet Finishing College Murdered During Mid-afternoon Robbery in Obama's Neighborhood.
Excerpt: Considering this was black-on-black crime are we allowed to talk about it? Our moral superiors in the media have been tut-tutting the right about discussing the rash of violent black-on-white crimes across the country of late, so we’re curious to know if talking about the out-of-control crimes rate in
is also off limits? Here we have a young man who did things the right way only to fall victim in yet another senseless murder. Chicago
First Nations Women are being Sold into the Sex Trade on Ships Along
Lake Superior. By Dave Dean
Excerpt: Native women, children, and unfortunately even babies are being trafficked in the sex trade on freighters crossing the Canadian and U.S. border on Lake Superior between
Thunder Bay, Ontario, and . Next month, Duluth Minnesota Christine Stark—a student with the University of Minnesota, Duluth, who is completing her Master’s degree in social work—will complete an examination of the sex trade in Minnesota, in which she compiles anecdotal, first hand accounts of Aboriginal women, particularly from northern reservations, being trafficked across state, provincial, and international lines to be forced into servitude in the sex industry on both sides of the border.
's Honest Immigration Debate: Do we even want any more LEGAL immigrants? By Andrew Stiles U.K.
Excerpt: In the United Kingdom, for instance, pollsters have long been asking questions that have been largely absent from the immigration debate in the U.S., such as whether or not members of the public “think that it is wrong for the U.K. to recruit from overseas while a million young people are struggling to find jobs” — three in four said yes. As far as I can tell, only NumbersUSA, a group that favors “lower immigration levels” and is often described as “nativist” by liberal groups, has sought to gauge public support for a dramatic influx of low-skilled workers, as proposed by the Gang of Eight, and whether or not this would help the economy.
Photo of Wife Carrying Double-Amputee Marine Husband Goes Viral
Gaudeamus Janitor. By Mark Steyn
Excerpt: Nevertheless, Professor Vedder has some sobering statistics in this weekend’s Wall Street Journal: “Thirty-percent of the adult population has college degrees,” he notes. “The Department of Labor tells us that only 20% or so of jobs require college degrees. We have 115,520 janitors in the
with bachelor’s degrees or more. United States
Amnesty Bill Includes Massive Counterproductive Pork
Excerpt: Why pay youth to do unproductive make-work when they could be working real jobs? Because unemployment is stratospheric due to the federal government having sucked all the money out of the economy to pay for bills like this one. What few entry-level jobs that are left are taken by the illegal aliens this bill will make legal, even while inviting in millions more to drive up unemployment higher still.
CAIR to Join March on Washington to Mark Anniversary of MLK 'I have a dream' Speech, Link 'Islamophobia' to Civil Rights Movement.
’s largest Muslim advocacy group, will be joined by the D.C. Muslim Caucus, Islamic Relief USA and the Muslim American Citizens Coalition and Public Affairs Council, a press release obtained by The Washington Times said. America
The case for impeaching Eric Holder
Excerpt: So numerous are the Administration’s scandals that much of our populace may be growing numb to them. But we cannot let outrageous behavior and disregard for the constitutional functions of our republic go unnoticed and ignored.
deserves a government that is truthful and accountable. (“I have a dream….” that those who promote racism will no longer hold high office or be protected by those who do, that Justice will remove her Blindfold and begin to do something to reestablish respect and faith and that God will not be put in a jar of urine as ‘free speech and artistic expression” while Shariah creeps in to steal our country using the sheep’s wool of the freedoms of the Constitution—which it laughs at—to establish itself. That those who seek to destroy our country by ignoring law and order learn what law and order is. –Barb) America
Jarrett sees immigration rewrite, Obamacare, as top Obama achievements
Valerie Jarrett, one of President Barack Obama’s top deputies, said Tuesday that immigration reform would be as important to the country’s future as Obamacare. “It will be a landmark piece of legislation,” she told a videotaped meeting of progressive allies in a building alongside the White House. “Together with the Affordable Care Act — two major pieces of legislation — that when we look back 50 years from now, I think we will all just be extremely proud,” said Jarrett. (Methinks she assumes too much. Like there will be a country in 50 years at this rate…. Some may look on this period of history as those Germans did when a party that won an election with only 44% majority took control of their country, outlawed other political parties and the Nazi Party began to issue edicts and regulations to control every facet of their lives, their children….involve them in wars….Sound familiar? –Barb)
Report: Hamas Members Arrested in Ambush on Egyptian Police
Egyptian authorities reportedly have arrested 11 people suspected of killing 25 Egyptian police officers in an ambush last week. Five of the suspects are Hamas members, the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat reports.
Al Jazeera Faces Challenges Coming to
America: The network which launched on Tuesday to 40 million homes, looks to climb the broadcasting ladder, promising un-biased news coverage. U.S.
Qatar owned network, Al Jazeera, launched its first television news service this week, playing 14 hours a day of live news and servicing 40 million American households. Al Jazeera U.S. came to fruition after acquiring the network previously known asCurrent TV, from former U.S. Vice President Al Gore back in January 2013. … Thechannel previously struggled to attract America audiences, due its association as anti-American, according to BBC news. (Bet it’s on the big screen at the not-open-to-the-public White House. –Barb. I think they will be unbiased at first, to build viewers, then the subtle spin sill creep in. ~Bob.) U.S.
Smart homes: A threat to privacy
Smart homes aim to automate all household tasks, from setting the temperature to activating the home security system. In order for the home to be “smarter,” appliances are connected to one network to work together. These networks are either wired or wireless and then connected to a server outside the house. (So how smart is Joe Blow to pay to let the powers that be in the front door, in the kitchen (Petraeus supposedly bragged that they could spy on someone through their dishwasher) in the bedroom, in the toilet….at his own expense? Where’s the cast iron and the charcoal? –Barb)
Noor TV, an Islamic television station which broadcasts from the UK, has been fined £85,000 (more than $130,000) for comments inciting murder made by one of its presenters during a call-in show. In December, Ofcom -
's media regulating body - ruled that the station had breached broadcasting codes after Presenter Allama Muhammad Farooq Nizami urged Muslims to murder anyone who disrespects the Islamic prophet Mohammed…. Nizami also justified the murder of a Pakistani politician who had called for changes to the country's "blasphemy laws." (Coming to your home TV shortly with Al-Jazeera Network, courtesy of Al Gore, who, of course, invented the internet ….Commercials for AJ seen on Direct TV and Comcast. Nothing like paying to brainwash yourself. Let’s see, if the TV costs $90 per month, per year, if cancelled, that is a savings of…..Barb) Britain
Rush for Gas Masks at Distribution Centers: IDF pleased with public alertness but concerned masks will run out soon.
Excerpt: Numerous citizens were standing in line to obtain gas masks Wednesday as media warned that a US attack on Syrian targets was imminent, and as Bashar al-Assad's regime warned that it would respond to such an attack by targeting
. The IDF expressed satisfaction at the fact that so many citizens are finally getting masks, but was also concerned that the national stockpile of gas masks will soon be depleted. Post offices, where the masks are distributed, and Home Front Command offices, were reportedly inundated with phone calls from citizens wishing to obtain masks. (At least the Israelis have a Civil Defense program. Here, the sheeple will just foam at the mouth, convulse and get piled up. No ovens necessary. Then those with the mark can take what you worked your life for….Barb) Israel
Obama: Obamacare Will Be ‘Cheaper Than Your Cell Phone Bill’
President Barack Obama claims that "for a lot of people," Obamacare "will be cheaper than your cell phone bill." Obama's comments came during an exclusive interview with radio hosts Tom Joyner and Sybil Wilkes. (News break! Your cell phone bills are going to increase exponentially. (There have been prior articles intimating same.) If you believe this, I have a piece of swamp land with a sink hole, great house site. –Barb)
Woman brutally beaten by group of teens in North Side says attack was ‘racially motivated’
Excerpt: A woman who said she was brutally attacked by a group of black teenagers in
’s North Side Sunday said the girls savagely beat her while calling her racial slurs. (She’s white. Only attacks on blacks are racially motivated. ~Bob.) Pittsburgh
Illegal alien charged with rape of teen girl in Texas
The Beam in Thine Own Eye. By Mark Steyn
New Jersey group called “American Atheists” is threatening to sue the town of Princeton over a 9/11 memorial that includes a beam recovered from the World Trade Center with a cross cut into it. It would be “grossly offensive and alienating,” says attorney Bruce Affran.
Excerpt: On September 10, Democratic legislator and state Senate President John Morse of
Colorado Springs faces a citizen recall for his sellout to anti-gun special interests, for his betrayal of transparency and accountability to constituents, and for his destructive economic policies that are driving thousands of jobs away. New York
Russia had colonized . By Daniel Hannan America
Excerpt: From the seventeenth century onwards, Cossack soldiers surged east across the steppes like a Golden Horde in reverse, tellingly using the Tatar word ‘yasak’ for the tribute they exacted from the natives. Not that there was anything innocent about the autochthonous Siberians, who engaged in the violence, slavery and brutality common to most primitive peoples (unfashionable though it is to say so these days). One Aleutian tribe, to pluck an example more or less at random, kept a special caste of boys raised as girls for the sexual gratification of its chiefs.
Wind farms are a breach of human rights says the United Nations. No, really. By James Delingpole
Excerpt: Yes, I thought "too good to be true" too. But even the wise Richard North appears to think the story has legs. As too does one expert lawyer: Says David Hart, QC, an environmental lawyer, "This ruling means that consents and permissions for further wind-farm developments in Scotland and the UK are liable to challenge on the grounds that the necessary policy preliminaries have not been complied with, and that, in effect, the public has been denied the chance to consider and contribute to the NREAP".
Drones For Safe Passage? 'Why Not?' Ald. Cardenas Asks
Must be money to be made in awarding drone contracts—It’s the
way. ~Bob Chicago
PHOTOGRAPH: Artist paints Putin in undies, flees
Huffington Post Contributor Suggests Conservative Dana Loesch Should Be Raped. By Katie Pavlich
Excerpt: Leave it to a progressive male to publicly promote the rape of conservative radio host, activist, wife and mother Dana Loesch. Late last night, in response to a tweet from Loesch about gun control, Huffington Post contributor Pascal Robert told her she should be raped and described a sick sexual fantasy.
White Bicyclists Attacked By Black Youths In Hoodies On MLK Boulevard In Portland, Media Refuses To Identify Race of The Suspects…
Only white attackers of blacks can be identified by race. ~Bob
Ayn Rand - Southern Racists & the Civil Rights Movement
Excerpt: The Southern racists’ claim of “states’ rights” is a contradiction in terms: there can be no such thing as the “right” of some men to violate the rights of others. The constitutional concept of “states’ rights” pertains to the division of power between local and national authorities, and serves to protect the states from the Federal government; it does not grant to a state government an unlimited, arbitrary power over its citizens or the privilege of abrogating the citizens’ individual rights.
Senate Candidate, Passion and No Filter. By Kate Zernike New Jersey
Excerpt: Even if Mr. Lonegan were not running against a nationally known Democrat, his campaign to be the first Republican in 40 years elected to the United States Senate from
would be a long shot. But he has no intention of letting it be dull. The election to replace Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, who died in June, presents a stark contrast: Mr. Booker, the mayor of the state’s largest city, invites comparisons to President Obama; Mr. Lonegan, a former mayor of suburban New Jersey Bogota, N.J., intends to go to and dismantle the Obama agenda. Washington
Excerpt: Senator Tim Scott of
South Carolina wasn’t invited to speak at the events today commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on , although several African-American Democrats were. Washington
Martyrs, Virgins and Grapes. By Nicholas D. Kristof
Excerpt: For example, the Koran says martyrs going to heaven will get ''hur,'' and the word was taken by early commentators to mean ''virgins,'' hence those 72 consorts. But in Aramaic, hur meant ''white'' and was commonly used to mean ''white grapes.'' Some martyrs arriving in paradise may regard a bunch of grapes as a letdown.
Somali Immigrants Charged With Illegal Double Voting in
. Posted by Minnesota Christian Adams
Excerpt: About 50 men and women packed a
courtroom Tuesdayafternoon as two Somali women pleaded not guilty to charges of voter fraud stemming from the general election last November. Farhiya Abdi Dool, 38, and Amina A Hassan, 31, each face one felony charge of unlawful voting for voting once by absentee ballot and once at a polling place during the 2012 general election. Each woman faces five years in prison and a $10,000 fine for the offense. Rice County
Chicago or Chiraq? "I don't wanna say there's no hope man, but I don't know, man" By Benjy Hansen-Bundy
Excerpt: Things have gotten so bad recently on the streets of South and
West Chicago, Chi-town has earned a new moniker: "Chiraq." But the city's troubles with gun violence are old news—see our earlier chat with the filmmakers behind The Interrupters—and we've become desensitized. This gripping new documentary short, titled Chi Raq, by London-based filmmaker and photographer Will Robson-Scott is sufficient to shake you from the comfort of your armchair liberalism and give you a fresh dose of reality as it applies to 's poorest neighborhoods. Chicago
Internal Documents Reveal How the FBI Blew
. By Mariah Blake Fort Hood
Excerpt: As it turns out, the FBI quietly released the emails in an unclassified report on the shooting, which was produced by an investigative commission headed by former FBI director William H. Webster last year. And, far from being "benign," they offer a chilling glimpse into the psyche of an Islamic radical. The report also shows how badly the FBI bungled its Hasan investigation and suggests that the Army psychiatrist's deadly rampage could have been prevented.
Excerpt: They could even sway the result of the promised referendum on
Britain’s EU membership, campaign group MigrationWatch warned last night, as it called for a change in the rules to remove voting rights from non-citizens. Commonwealth migrants from 54 states including UK Australia, Canada, India, Pakistan and Nigeria can join the electoral roll on arrival in the as long as they have an address here. UK