Tuesday, February 3, 2015

ISIS burns pilot to death, Vaccines and lots of other important news


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General News and Comment

Worth Reading: Obama Does Have a Strategy Once you see what he is trying to accomplish, it all makes sense. By Victor Davis Hanson
Excerpt: While I think the symptomology of an ailing, herky-jerky United States is correct, the cause of such malaise is left unspoken. The Obama team — with its foreign policy formulated by President Obama himself, National Security Advisor Susan Rice, Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes, White House consigliere Valerie Jarrett, Vice President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and present Secretary of State John Kerry — is not in fact befuddled by the existing world. Instead, it is intent on changing it into something quite different from what it is. So far from being chaotic, current U.S. foreign policy is consistent, logical, and based on four pillars of belief.

Worth Reading: It's All Your Fault. By Theodore Dalrymple 
Excerpt: So the sustainability, and therefore predictability, of resentment is established. When you are resentful, change does not frighten you because there will be none. No need, either, to fear or face up to the unknown, because everything has been decided in advance. You do not risk, for example, finding out that your incapacity is not caused by what you think it was, but rather by - your incapacity. So resentment allows you to dream on about all you would have achieved if things had been different (better, of course, for no one dreams of how little they would have achieved had things been worse). But the real reward of resentment is that is changes the polarities of success and failure, or at least of the worth of success and failure. The fact that I am a failure in a certain regard shows that I am not only more sensitive than a vulgar success in that same regard, but really I am morally superior to him. To become a success, he has not had to contend with all that I have had to contend with to become a failure. Really, I am better than he, if only the world would recognise it.

I've never forgotten for long at a time that living is struggle. I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for -- whether it's a field, or a home, or a country. --Thornton Wilder

NY Times: Chris Christie Has Fondness for Luxuries Others Pay For
Excerpt: During his tenure in office, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has benefited from numerous high-end perks from wealthy backers, raising ethical questions about the advantages some may be receiving through their patronage, The New York Times reported. "The governor, a Republican now preparing a run for president, shot to national prominence as a cheese-steak-on-the-boardwalk Everyman who bluntly preached transparency and austerity as the antidote to bloated state budgets. "But throughout his career in public service, Mr. Christie has indulged a taste that runs more toward Champagne at the Four Seasons," the Times said.

Oregon strippers lobby for better work conditions. By Jonathan J. Cooper
Excerpt: Any tourist guide to Portland will tell you about the strip clubs. There are dozens of them, something for any taste or any neighborhood, helped to ubiquity by Oregon's fierce protection of free speech. Tired of watching well-meaning strangers impose their own visions for improving the plight of the dancer, some of Portland's seasoned strippers are working directly with state lawmakers and professional lobbyists.

‘American ISIS': Michael Moore’s New Outrageous Term for Chris Kyle Supporters
Excerpt: Michael Moore can’t seem to ever keep his mouth closed, whether he is spewing non-sense or stuffing it with twinkies. Writing on his Facebook page, Moore has assigned what many would consider a hateful and incendiary label to those who have expressed strong reactions to his continued sniping at the legacy of Chris Kyle as well as the hit movie about his heroic, war-fighting experience.

Florida Republicans Give Jeb Bush the Green Light, Marco Rubio the Red Light for 2016. By Kevin Derby 
Excerpt: Florida Republicans want former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., to run for president in 2016 while they think U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., should stay in the U.S. Senate, a new poll finds. Mason-Dixon released a poll of Florida voters on Monday which shows Bush has far more support for a presidential bid than Rubio in the Sunshine State.

Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush Running Close in Florida; Other GOP 2016 Contenders Far Behind. By Kevin Derby 
Excerpt: Quinnipiac University released its “Swing State Poll” on Tuesday looking at Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Clinton edges Bush 44 percent to 43 percent in the Sunshine State with a major gender gap in the works. Men go for Bush, 45 percent to 37 percent, while women prefer Clinton, 50 percent to 41 percent. ... Clinton is seen as favorable by a majority -- 53 percent -- of those surveyed while 39 percent view her as unfavorable. Bush is seen in a favorable light by 46 percent while 38 percent see him as unfavorable. 

Ukraine crisis: US considers 'lethal aid' to government
Excerpt: President Barack Obama had originally been firmly opposed to arming the Ukrainian military, fearing a proxy battle between the US and Russia, says the BBC's Jon Sopel from Washington. The US provides only non-lethal military equipment to Ukraine such as gas masks and radar technology. But the New York Times reported on Monday that the failure of such aid and of economic sanctions to stop Russia from helping the rebels is pushing the issue of defensive weapons back into discussion. (Plan B is the Obama's send a nice flower arrangement to the funeral for Ukraine independence. ~Bob)

China deletes online reports that it is building a second aircraft carrier
Excerpt: News that China is building a second aircraft carrier was leaked by an overenthusiastic local government, but reports were subsequently deleted from Web sites and social media here, a development that will do little to calm nerves in neighboring countries about Beijing’s growing maritime power. The government in Changzhou, in eastern Jiangsu province, boasted Sunday on social media that a local firm had won a contract to supply electrical cabling for the carrier. (May they sail to join the Kaga, AkagiHiryū and Sōryū. ~Bob)

The Benefits of Right-to-Work Laws
Excerpt: Illinois is not a right-to-work state, meaning that employees who go to work for employers with union contracts are forced to join unions and pay dues or pay agency fees. Because these dues and fees are required, unions are largely unaccountable to workers. Moreover, strong union activity in Illinois has discouraged businesses from locating in the state, which only hurts job opportunities and prospects for Illinois residents. ... From 2002 to 2012, states with right-to-work laws saw a 7.2 percent increase in payroll employment, compared to a 2 percent increase in other states. As of September 2014, right-to-work states had an average unemployment rate of 5.5 percent, compared to 6 percent in non-right-to-work states. From 2000 to 2010, right-to-work states saw population growth that was twice as fast as that in other states (13.6 percent compared to 7.3 percent). Median wages in right-to-work states appear $4,345 lower than in other states. However, once you take into account cost of living and local taxes, right-to-work state wages rise. In fact, the cost of living is 16.6 percent higher in states without right-to-work laws. Right-to-work economies grew by 62 percent from 2002 to 2012, compared to just 46.5 percent growth in other states. (Yes, but the Union leaders contribute union funds to Democrats to protect their perks. Who cares about the workers? ~Bob)

Reforming the Regulatory State
Excerpt: The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) has issued a new report with suggestions for the 114th Congress. The report is aimed at economic growth and touches on everything from finance reform to labor law. Also included in their recommendations is regulatory reform, with the group calling for Congress to rein in executive power and limit regulatory costs and burdens. Regulations are no small matter - they're expensive, and they're burdensome: According to the Office of Management and Budget, annual regulatory costs reached $102 billion in 2013. Additionally, regulations cost Americans 9 billion hours of paperwork in order to comply.

Worth Reading: The Cowardice of Michael Moore. By Daniel Greenfield 
Excerpt: Miller, a former Marine, was reviled by the same media trolls who had called Michael Moore’s Oscar rant a year earlier “courageous”. But there was nothing courageous in a lefty activist bashing Bush to an audience of fellow lefties. Jimmy Carter had furiously written to Miller, “By your historically unprecedented disloyalty, you have betrayed our trust.” But Zell Miller had chosen loyalty to country, over loyalty to Carter.

Scott Walker and a midwinter breakout. By Wesley Pruden
Excerpt: For someone derided by the smart guys as dull and unexciting, the governor of Wisconsin is suddenly the flash and splash of midwinter. ... But January ennui (pundits suffering lassitude of their own always often throw in something French in the third paragraph) sometimes uncovers the real thing, and Mr. Walker looks like authentic. Voters, both Republican and Democrat, seem to be bored with the pale and stale, the old and not so bold. Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee and the gang, worthies all, are from a movie sent from Netflix. Hillary Clinton, the freshest face the Democrats can find, only reminds everyone of scandals, some more sordid than others, from the previous century.

Obama wants to strip funding from veterans' medical choice program. By Susan Ferrechio
Excerpt: President Obama’s 2016 budget blueprint proposes rolling back a program that gives veterans the right to receive faster care outside of the long waitlists at the troubled Veterans Affairs medical system. Obama signed the Veterans Choice Program into law in August following months of partisan wrangling on Capitol Hill that finally led to a compromise measure to overhaul the agency. The Veterans Choice Program was a key GOP provision in the deal. (I already received my "Choice" card, though I live too close to the Madison VA hospital to be eligible. Which is okay--my care at the VA has been superb. Besides, I found out that Hooters doesn't accept it. ~Bob)

America, a ‘PTS’ Nation. D.W. Wilber
Excerpt: After six years we suffer from an Obama Administration that remains committed to “fundamentally transforming” the United States of America. After six years of ‘Obama-Truths’ which never match facts or reality, and after six years of appeasement and withdrawal from our position of leadership in the world what we have instead of hope is a nation suffering from a form of national ‘PTS’, an Obama-inflicted Post Traumatic Stress. Using race and income to divide the nation Barack Obama quickly discarded the camouflage he used to hide his extreme left wing agenda during his campaign for president and returned to his roots as a ‘community organizer’. As a result the country was bombarded with claims of racism and unfairness, the so-called ‘Haves’ preventing “everyone from getting a fair shot”.

Race Card News

Obamacare/Government Healthcare News

Jindal Declares War on the Wonks: The Louisiana governor throws down the gauntlet on “Democrat-lite” alternatives to Obamacare. By Eliana Johnson
Excerpt: In a piece for Politico, Jindal branded some of these conservative wonks “cheap Democrats” because the alternatives they have put forward would still, like Obamacare, offer tax credits for the purchase of health insurance. (Many conservatives, including the Manhattan Institute’s Avik Roy and Yuval Levin of National Affairs, have said repealing Obamacare without a replacement law providing similar levels of coverage could cause too much disruption.) Then he sent a letter to every member of Congress urging them to “reject plans that copy Obamacare and raise taxes.” The letter was accompanied by a petition and video message from the governor.

Excerpt: "Taxing their health" Yahoo Finance is reporting that as many as six million Americans are going to be shocked come April 15th. Seems there are that many Americans opted not to enroll in an Obamacare program last year. They said, even with the generous Obama subsidies they couldn't afford to spend $200 per month on health care. Accordingly, these folks will be paying penalties that have doubled this year and will affect how much they owe in income taxes, or how much money will be subtracted from any refunds they are due. More than half of those affected say they didn't know about penalties for not enrolling, then asked "how can the government force you to buy something?" Guess they were all asleep when this got kicked around by everybody from the Supremes to the Tea Party.

Rand Goes Full Paul on Vaccines
Excerpt: Vaccines are the media's new "Birth Control Pills" question for the GOP -- injecting an out-of-nowhere wedge issue question into the debate just because it hurts the GOP. Almost all GOP politicians are pro-vaccination, of course -- but a distressing number of GOP voters are against it, making this a politically difficult question. Note that the media could drop any number of such wedge issue questions on Democrats -- do you favor the making taxpayers pay for voluntary sex-reassignment surgery -- but they don't because they're Democrats themselves and want to hide such wedge issues, not expose them.

Vaccinations. By Jim Geraghty, Morning Jolt
As I noted Monday, Barack Obama -- and Hillary Clinton! -- called for further research into an alleged connection between vaccinations and autism rates. This isn’t because they’re true vaccination skeptics, and not, as Obama defenders insist, that back in 2008 the case for a connection between vaccinations and autism was stronger. When you’re a politician, and you do town halls, there’s a good chance you’ll encounter a parent of a child with autism utterly convinced that some vaccine is what caused it. The last thing a politician wants to do is come across as an unsympathetic jerk to a parent of a child with autism. So the safe answer is not, “No, there’s no link between vaccinating children and autism, and your denunciations of vaccination programs endanger public health,” it’s for the candidate to express deep concern and sympathy and call for more research. Of course, that sympathetic punting non-answer leaves the candidate sounding like he may agree with the parent who is convinced that vaccines cause autism. Plus, most officeholders and candidates probably feel some nagging doubt about their ability to evaluate the merits of the claims of parents and the contentions of the medical community.

Ben Carson On Vaccinations: We Shouldn’t Allow Diseases To Return
Excerpt: Dr. Ben Carson, a prospective Republican presidential candidate, said Monday people should not be allowed to refuse vaccines on religious or philosophical grounds. “Although I strongly believe in individual rights and the rights of parents to raise their children as they see fit, I also recognize that public health and public safety are extremely important in our society,” Carson said in a statement to BuzzFeed News.

Welp, So Much for Young People
Excerpt: Unfortunately, a lot of these youngsters seem to be complete a complete disaster on vaccination. ... I think the reality is that society seems to has lost the historical memory of various horrific endemic childhood diseases. (My Uncle Frank was crippled in his arms from Polio all his life. ~Bob)

Really? Vaccines? By Erick Erickson
Excerpt: The reality is most Americans get their vaccinations and their children get vaccinations. The reality is that some of the loudest voices against vaccinations are celebrities who lean to the left. In fact, the reality is that a growing number of upper income people have opted out of vaccinations and those people skew to the left. But the media wants to make this about the GOP being anti-science. The whole issue is the media’s back door into further conversations about global warming. But here’s the thing the media misses. The main reason there is a growing opt-out of vaccinations is because there is a growing distrust of government. People are convinced government screws everything up, including medicine.

Vaccination debate flares in GOP presidential race, alarming medical experts
Excerpt: Medical experts reacted with alarm Monday as two top contenders for the Republican presidential nomination appeared to question whether child vaccinations should be mandatory — injecting politics into an emotional issue that has taken on new resonance with a recent outbreak of measles in the United States. First, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, while visiting a vaccine laboratory here, called for “some measure of choice” on whether shots guarding against measles and other diseases should be required for children.

White House urges vaccinations amid measles threat. By Justin Sink
Excerpt: But Earnest also said he did not want to dispense medical advice, allowing only that the president believed “that these kinds of decisions are decisions that should be made by parents” who should show a bias toward public health advice. (Isn't that pretty much what Christie said, that they are beating him up over? ~Bob)

Common sense on vaccinations. By Jennifer Rubin
Excerpt: Several Republican members of Congress from the medical field have spoken out firmly for vaccination and have tried to debunk the fraudulent claims that it is linked to autism. So has the speaker of the House. Potential presidential rival Dr. Ben Carson, who criticized anti-vaccination hysteria yesterday, twisted the knife a bit more in a radio show today, declaring Paul must have been misunderstood (wink, wink) since ” I can’t imagine advocating that people who are living amongst others in our society would simply allow disease to spread because they have a philosophical disagreement.”

With Vaccines, Republicans Are Pandering To The Wrong Fringe. By Katherine Miller
Excerpt: No, the strongholds are in places like Newport Beach, Santa Monica, and Marin County, California. The affluent, the educated, the enlightened, the ones who believe in purity and science — people in liberal enclaves are the ones rejecting one of the 20th century’s major scientific achievements. Half of the children that attend some schools in Marin (median income: $90,839), the county’s health officer told the New York Times last week, are unvaccinated. People don’t want toxins in their children’s blood. “It’s good to explore alternatives rather than go with the panic of everyone around you,” the mother of two unvaccinated children told the Times. “Vaccines don’t feel right for me and my family.”

Undocumented Democrat News

Government Data Reveal 5.5 Million New Work Permits Issued Since 2009. By Jessica Vaughan 
Excerpt: Government data reveal that about 5.5 million new work permits were issued to aliens from 2009 to 2014, above and beyond the number of new green card and temporary worker admissions in those years. This is a huge parallel immigrant work authorization system outside the limits set by Congress that inevitably impacts opportunities for U.S. workers, damages the integrity of the immigration system, and encourages illegal immigration. (Why should they care that unemployment among poor, unskilled black Americans is very high? They will vote Democrat anyway--let them go on welfare. ~Bob)

"You're Greener than Gore" News

Worth Reading: Stormy Weather and Politics. By Thomas Sowell
Excerpt: It was refreshing to see meteorologists apologize for their dire – and wrong – predictions of an unprecedented snow storm that they had said would devastate the northeast. It was a big storm, but the northeast has seen lots of big snow storms before and will probably see lots of big snow storms again. That’s called winter. Unfortunately, we are not likely to hear any similar apologies from those who have been promoting “global warming” hysteria for years, in defiance of data that fail to fit their climate models. What is at issue is not whether there is “climate change” – which nobody has ever denied – but whether the specific predictions of the “global warming” crowd as to the direction and magnitude of worldwide temperature changes are holding up over the years.

Religion of Peace News

No Quarter! ISIS Releases Video of Them Burning Jordanian Pilot Alive. By Jennifer Burke
Excerpt: The terrorist group ISIS, who Barack Obama referred to as the JV team, has released a video showing that they burned Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasasbeh alive. This comes despite the reaching of a tentative agreement with Jordan to exchange al-Kasasbeh for terrorist Sajida al-Rishawi, who was captured in 2005 after a failed suicide bombing in Anman. (We need to close Gitmo by killing all of them and taking no prisoners in the future. I hope Jordan carries through on its threat to execute all ISIS fighters it holds. ~Bob)

Facebook post from Dave Dignité
Sad day. My friend, missionary and pastor was butchered yestered by Boko Haram in the name of Allah. When will the Nigerian church realize we are at war with Islam? I am in tears. Just imagine the pain this beautiful woman and precious kids are left with! Sad day!

Killed for 'being gay': ISIS savages blindfolded man and threw him off tower block - then stoned him to death when he SURVIVED the fall
Excerpt: A man has reportedly been blindfolded and thrown off a tower block in Syria for ‘being gay’ before being stoned to death after surviving the fall.

The Islamic State's unfettered expansion in the Middle East has all but vanished, at least for now. Unfortunately, the White House takes this to mean victory is commensurate with a geographic stalemate. By Barack Obama's logic, an acquiescent foreign policy is justified by self-convincingly belittling our enemies to a nominal threat. "What I do insist on is we maintain a proper perspective and that we do not provide a victory to these terrorist networks by over-inflating their importance and suggesting in some fashion that they are an existential threat to the United States or the world order," the president told CNN's serial plagiarist Fareed Zakaria. No doubt al-Qaida operatives are nodding in agreement. Obama explained that keeping terrorism in a proper perspective "means we don't approach this with a strategy of sending out occupying armies and playing Whac-a-Mole wherever a terrorist group appears because that drains our economic strength and it puts enormous burdens on our military. What's required is a surgical, precise response to a very specific problem." The wildfire-like spread of jihadi fundamentalism demonstrates exactly why all radical Islamists pose an existential threat, regardless of size. ISIL may represent the early onset of a small, albeit vicious, cancer, but that doesn't mean the remedy is letting it take its course. Because by the time it matures, it's too little, too late.

Couple plotted to bomb B.C. legislature: Crown
Excerpt: A couple from British Columbia who styled themselves as the sole members of “al-Qaida Canada” built pressure-cooker bombs and planted them on the grounds of the provincial legislature hours before Canada Day festivities, the Crown alleged Monday. The bombs did not explode — undercover RCMP officers ensured they were inert — but John Nuttall and Amanda Korody intended to kill and maim an untold number of victims on the morning of July 1, 2013, Crown counsel Peter Eccles said at the start of a lengthy terrorism trial. (“I think that for us to be successful in fighting this scourge, it’s very important for us to align ourselves with the 99.9 percent of Muslims who are looking for the same thing we’re looking for — order, peace, prosperity,” Mr. Obama said on CNN. Guess these folks were in the 0.01% of terrorists. ~Bob)

U.S. Rep. Jolly introduces bill preventing transfer of Cuban Naval Base without Congressional approval
Like Congress or a law can stop Lord Obama from doing as he pleases. ~Bob

U.S. Declassifies Some Information on Afghan Forces
Excerpt: The American military command in Afghanistan on Monday abruptly reversed its decision to classify details about the Afghan Army and police, information that it had said could pose a grave security risk if disclosed. ... Many in Kabul and Washington, including members of Congress, expressed skepticism about that rationale.

Obama’s Taliban Tools and Treachery. By Michelle Malkin
Excerpt: To call President Obama’s Afghanistan policy a mess is a colossal understatement. To call it a coherent “policy,” for that matter, is a gut-busting exaggeration. It’s a bloody, incompetent and treacherous disaster. Our military heroes and families, God bless them, refuse to stay silent about the consequences. Consider these three national security fiascos: 1. Washington is awash in conflicting reports this week that the Pentagon may — or may not — charge Taliban tool Bowe Bergdahl with desertion. I first reported on Bergdahl’s betrayal and abandonment of his post in July 2009. A military source tells me that the Obama administration has “slow rolled” the investigation and prosecution — while withholding vital intelligence gathered from Bergdahl’s debriefing last summer.

Poll’s finding on Islam and violence should ring alarm bells. By Barçin Yinanç
Excerpt: The demonstrations in support of the Kouachi brothers substantiate the findings of the Metropoll report. Some 73.6 percent of those polled said they were against the use of violence in the name of Islam, while 20 percent said they would condone “the use of violence in the name of Islam in certain instances.” (“I think that for us to be successful in fighting this scourge, it’s very important for us to align ourselves with the 99.9 percent of Muslims who are looking for the same thing we’re looking for — order, peace, prosperity,” Mr. Obama said on CNN. ~Bob)

Pakistan: Muslim brothers kill their sisters for wanting to marry for love. By Robert Spencer, JihadWatch.org
Excerpt: Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. A manual of Islamic law certified as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy by Al-Azhar University, the most respected authority in Sunni Islam, says that “retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.” (‘Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2). In other words, someone who kills his child incurs no legal penalty under Islamic law. In this case, of course, the victim was the murderer’s wife, a victim to the culture of violence and intimidation that such laws help create. The Palestinian Authority gives pardons or suspended sentences for honor murders. Iraqi women have asked for tougher sentences for Islamic honor murderers, who get off lightly now.

Former civil servant's shocking Facebook hate rant: 'Hitler should have exterminated all Jews.' By Norman Silvester
Excerpt: A FORMER civil servant is being probed by police after he said Hitler should have killed every Jew during the Holocaust. In his hate-filled Facebook rant Zaim Mohammed, 43, who has worked for both the UK and Scottish governments, branded Jews as greedy troublemakers who make everyone’s lives a misery. Police Scotland launched an investigation last week after a complaint from Glasgow-based lawyer Matthew Berlow. (“I think that for us to be successful in fighting this scourge, it’s very important for us to align ourselves with the 99.9 percent of Muslims who are looking for the same thing we’re looking for — order, peace, prosperity,” Mr. Obama said on CNN. Another Muslim looking for the same thing we're looking for. ~Bob)

Jews in Buenos Aires woke up to “A Good Jew, A Dead Jew” flyers.

Iran's Militias Are Taking Over Iraq's Army
On the front lines of Iraq’s war against Islamic State, it’s increasingly difficult to tell where the Iraqi army ends and the Iranian-supported Shiite militias begin. ... But in an interview this week, Hadi al-Amiri, the founder and leader of Iraq’s oldest and most powerful Shiite militia, the Badr Organization, told me the U.S. ambassador recently offered air strikes to support the Iraqi army and militia ground forces under his command. This has placed the U.S. in the strange position of deepening an alliance with the Islamic Republic of Iran for its war against Islamic extremists.

Robert A. Hall is a Marine Vietnam Veteran who served five terms in the Massachusetts State Senate. He is the author of The Coming Collapse of the American Republic. http://www.amazon.com/Coming-Collapse-American-Republic-prevent/dp/1461122538/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1304815980&sr=1-5 For a free PDF of Collapse, e-mail him at tartanmarine(at)gmail.com. Hall’s eleven books are listed here:


  1. I fear I would happily jail the "anti-vaccers." My wife is still suffering the effects of the polio she contracted as a child, while I recall the terror that swept my neighborhood when a classmate contracted diptheria. I want my grandkids protected from such preventable dangers.

  2. Another one Gunner. You'll probably have published this already today.
    Obama plans to meet with “American Muslim leaders” at the White House today and the Press is barred.

  3. What is the point are you trying to convey with that graphic where you compare Muslim extremists to Nazis? Should we have exterminated all of the Germans in an effort to eradicate the Nazis? Are you saying we need to exterminate all Muslims? There are over 1 BILLION Muslims in the world. You have a problem with over 1 billion humans simply because some people of their faith have chosen to become extremists? This graphic is incredibly offensive and ignorant. When you look at any large group of people there will be "bad apples." I am so embarrassed and ashamed that a fellow American would post this. It is just so very ignorant. To quote The Bible, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Why can you not love the people of the Muslim faith who have nothing to do with the extremists? You simply cannot lump that many people into one single category. Your type of thinking just leads to more hatred. This mentality cannot be embodied by the American people, nor any people.

  4. Well, I cannot answer you directly, as you didn't have the courage to post your name or email address, but I posted your comment, though since it's on a post 12 days old, I suppose few will see it. This is as well, because it displays incredible ignorance on your part. No where does my post say that I believe we should have exterminated all Germans because of the Nazis, nor that we should exterminate all Muslims, including Muslim friends of mine, because of the brutal, Nazi like actions of the extremists. But I may be a bad Christian, for I cannot love the Nazis who exterminated millions of innocent people, nor can I love the Jihadists like ISIS who are murdering people for not adhering strictly to their own interpretation of Islam. I'm embarrassed for you, that your logic is so weak that you think because I hate the Nazis you love, I hate all Germans (or other ethnicities that contributed their share of Nazis) or that because I cannot love people who burn others alive I must hate everyone who shares some part of their belief system. I suggest you watch this video I posted on 2/14 and then tell me how much you love the murderers with the knives. Bob Hall. http://videos.videopress.com/2bvZPwin/syrian-soldiers-beheaded_hd.mp4