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Thursday, May 28, 2015
The Jihad Caucus
From the DC Independent Examiner (hat tip to Gulag Bound):
...[A] group of 14 U.S. senators, led by the indefatigable Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, have written a letter to Obama urging him to allow 65,000 Syrians in as refugees. This would require a dramatic expansion of the refugee program, and virtually guarantee that a sizable number of ISIS fighters would slip in among them. Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy has given them the moniker “Jihad Caucus” because practically speaking, Jihad is what this request will bring.
The 14 senators demanding this massive influx of Syrians are:
Nobody should be fooled into funding a UN-sponsored comic
MTV wrote about the United Nations' new project called Comics Uniting Nations, which they're hoping will change the world in another 20-30 years. But with their record, and countries they have representing their human rights councils now, that change would not be for the better:
[...] You might not be familiar with these names, but The World’s Largest Lesson already has a lot of support from around the globe. Check this out: at the recent World Education Forum, Japan, Laos, Lebanon, Egypt, Pakistan, Sudan, Latvia and Indonesia, among other countries, gave pledges to The World’s Largest Lesson.
“The U.N. wants the people of the world to get invested in the Goals,” Josh Elder, Founder of Reading with Pictures, told MTV News. “We want that too, so we’ve assembled an international team of comic creators to craft a series of comics, one for each of the seventeen Global Goals. The comics will explain the challenges we all face and how every individual has a role to play in meeting those challenges.”
The project is on Kickstarter with a week to go, and a number of important comics creators’ names are already attached, including Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba, Katie Cook, Fred Van Lente, Ryan Dunlavey, Ron Marz, Yen Yen Woo and Janet Lee. Likewise, Comics Uniting Nations is in talks with comics companies to publish single-page PSAs to talk about the Global Goals.
I wouldn't advise anybody who realizes what the UN truly is today to plunk any money into what's bound to become a propaganda project. Nor should any publishers be wasting time and resources working with the UN on this. It'd be nothing more than a boon to autocrats and other people who don't deserve your hard-earned money. The UN's also still got quite a replete record of hostility to Israel, and they're also full of anti-Americanism today, along with failure to disarm terrorist cells in Iran & Iraq. In fact, why are they asking people outside to fund their project instead of paying for it themselves? Most people at the UN doubtless get big salaries, and I'd think they could pay for it all by themselves, rather than cheat people out of their money.
Pamela Geller Tells Juan Williams: "I have fought in court and won and it is fierce bullies like" you
“The fact is, the liberal, cultural and academic elites are censoring this cartoon, the winning cartoon in the Mohammad art exhibit by a former Muslim, Bosch Fawstin, to show the American people what is being kept from them. What is being censored by the media. No one elected the media or academia our proxy to relinquish our freedom of speech… I have fought in court and won and it is fierce bullies like Juan Williams who want to impose the Sharia. This is the Shariah, Juan. Where are you going to stop? Are you going to stop drinking beer? Are you going to stop girls from wearing short skirts?
Obama’s ENTIRE legacy is circling the drain because of ARROGANT INCOMPETENCE-R’s any better?
Yesterday Obama’s FAILURE to make any painful compromises in his idea for immigration reform, thus compelling him to ILLEGAL executive action to do it HIS WAY, ran into the federal court limits via that faulty, ‘flawed’ document, the Constitution.
Sometime soon SCOTUS will rule on the MIND SHAKING incompetence and arrogance, and the SAME FAULTS as immigration, in Obamacare where the law SPECIFICALLY declares that insurance subsidies are available ONLY thru states which have set up their own exchanges.
This, according to Gruber the Great occurred because that wording was thought to BLACKMAIL states POLITICALLY into falling into line with Obama’s great idea. Any state which did not set up an exchange thus BOWING TO DC, would have an angry (and sick?) citizenry.
I’m sure we can easily use this as a yardstick for what has been going on around the world as we are affected by other nations and their doings. But that’s not the subject now.
The subject is are the Republicans ANY BETTER, any MORE COMPETENT than the Obama administration?
They GOT the Federal Court ruling they wanted, but WHAT IS THEIR IMMIGRATION PLAN?
HELLO? (Epaminondas hears echoes)
They are liable to WIN the SCOTUS case over Obamacare killing all subsidies in the majority of the USA, making insurance unaffordable for millions.
McConnell, Boehner, Ryan, McCarthy, Cornyn, Thune, Barasso, are you holding secret meeting to form your proposals for the day after the ruling?
THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING.
Are you ready to compel us to a 3rd and 4th party?
Or are you competent to achieve real results on the ground?
AP Publishes ISIS Public Relations Piece As If It Were News
The Jihadi Who Loved Me
Seriously, take a look at this steaming pile of "Journalism":
BEIRUT (AP) — The honeymoon was a brief moment for love, away from the front lines of Syria’s war. In the capital of the Islamic State group’s self-proclaimed “caliphate,” Syrian fighter Abu Bilal al-Homsi was united with his Tunisian bride for the first time after months chatting online.
They married, then passed the days dining on grilled meats in Raqqa’s restaurants, strolling along the Euphrates River and eating ice cream.
It was all made possible by the marriage bonus he received from the Islamic State group: $1,500 for him and his wife to get started on a new home, a family — and a honeymoon.
“It has everything one would want for a wedding,” al-Homsi said of Raqqa — a riverside provincial capital that in the 18 months since IS took control has seen militants beheading opponents and stoning alleged adulteresses in public.
Gunmen at checkpoints scrutinize passers-by for signs of anything they see as a violation of Shariah, or Islamic law, as slight as a hint of hair gel. In the homes of some of the IS commanders in the city are women and girls from the Yazidi religious sect, abducted in Iraq and now kept as sex slaves.
The Islamic State group is notorious for the atrocities it committed as it overran much of Syria and neighboring Iraq. But to its supporters, it is engaged in an ambitious project: building a new nation ruled by what radicals see as “God’s law,” made up of Muslims from around the world whose old nationalities have been erased and who have been united in the “caliphate.”
To do that, the group has set up a generous welfare system to help settle and create lives for the thousands of jihadis — men and women — who have flocked to IS territory from the Arab world, Europe, Central Asia and the United States.
Marine Is Court-Martialed For Refusing To Remove A Bible Verse From Her Computer
From Fox News:
United States Marine was convicted at a court-martial for refusing to remove a Bible verse on her computer – a verse of Scripture the military determined “could easily be seen as contrary to good order and discipline.”
The plight of Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling seems unbelievable – a member of the Armed Forces criminally prosecuted for displaying a slightly altered passage of Scripture from the Old Testament: “No weapon formed against me shall prosper.”
Sterling, who represented herself at trial, was convicted February 1, 2014 in a court-martial at Camp Lejune, North Carolina after she refused to obey orders from a staff sergeant to remove the Bible verses from her desk.
An Anonymous commenter says:
Yet the military can demand female service members don a veil to adhere to Islamic law in theater?
Those who court martial end this woman should hang for treason!
Ferguson Protesters Now Protesting Over Not Getting Paid
At least some of the protesters who looted, rioted, burned buildings and overturned police cars in Ferguson, Missouri, last year were promised payment of up to $5,000 per month to join the protests.
However, when the Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE), the successor group to the now-bankrupt St. Louis branch of ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), stiffed the protesters, they launched a sit-in protest at the headquarters of MORE and created a Twitter page to demand their money, the Washington Times reports.
Former U.S. Rep. Allen B. West noted on his website, "Instead of being thankful for getting off the unemployment line for a few weeks and having a little fun protesting, the paid rioters who tore up Ferguson, MO, are protesting again.
"First of all, can you even imagine getting paid $5,000.00 a month for running around holding a sign and burning down an occasional building? That's around $1,250.00 per week. Try making that at McDonald's or Starbucks."
The Kansas City Star estimates that the Ferguson riots, characterized as a spontaneous eruption of anger over the shooting of unarmed black criminal Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, cost the county $4.2 million.
Millennial Activists United (MAU) posted a letter on their website stating, "On May 14, 2015 many individuals and organizations of the protest movement that began in Ferguson, Missouri, organized a sit-in in the office of Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE). The demand was simple: Cut the checks. The protesters say they are unable to pay their bills after taking time to travel to Ferguson.
"Questions have been raised as to how the movement is to sustain when white non-profits are hoarding monies collected of off (sic) black bodies? When we will (sic) hold the industry of black suffering accountable? The people of the community are fed up and the accountability begins here and now," the letter continues.
"There is an insidious strand of racism and white supremacy that exists in this movement. This money is typically in the hands of white people who oversee the types of services that the non-profit provides, while having select token black people to spearhead the conversations within and to the community."
MORE is funded by liberal billionaire George Soros, the Times notes, through his Open Society Foundations (OSF).
The OSF, the Times states, paid for activists from various protest groups to travel to Ferguson and take part in the demonstrations.
Akiba Solomon of Colorlines stated, "More than 500 of us have traveled from Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Nashville, Portland, Tucson, Washington, D.C., Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and other cities to support the people of Ferguson and help turn a local moment into a national movement," the Times noted.
"There's absolutely no doubt that part of the reason that Ferguson flared up was because protesters were being paid to be there. That makes you wonder how many are being paid in Baltimore? How many more will be paid in the future?" The Right Scoop asked.
Protesters directed much of their anger against MORE director Jeff Ordower, former Missouri head of ACORN and ACORN's Midwest operations, FrontPage Mag reports.
"The unpaid rent-a-mob operatives complain that MORE stiffed them the same way ACORN did to hired protesters throughout its 40 years of radical left-wing rabble-rousing," FrontPage Mag reports.
Iraqi security forces fled Ramadi without putting up a fight, despite holding as much as a 10-to-1 advantage over Islamic State militants, according to two senior U.S. defense officials.
In the days leading up to its fall, a combination of spectacular car bomb attacks, the ambush of an Iraq army patrol and marginal weather spooked the Iraqi forces.
The trigger may have been a minor sandstorm that prompted Iraqi commanders to believe that U.S. warplanes would not be able to bomb Islamic State targets.
A phone call to U.S. officials would have cleared up that misunderstanding, one of the officials said.
Iraqi commandos, soldiers and police officers panicked when they thought they wouldn't be protected by U.S. warplanes, one official said, and abandoned their posts. T
hey left behind U.S.-supplied vehicles and weapons, which are now in the hands of the militants.
If you ask Muslims, they tell you they support ISIS. This is because in their superstitious minds, ISIS's long winning streak creates a sense of inevitability about their rule, and, to the Muslim mind, that means Allah is supporting ISIS.
The reason they believe Allah is supporting ISIS is simply because ISIS is winning.
If ISIS was losing, they would no longer believe ISIS is supported by Allah.
If you are superstitious about your "God", as Muslims are, then a sandstorm coming along just as the battle begins, looks an awful lot like Allah supporting ISIS yet again.
This sandstorm, then, is yet another reason to give up.
The first reason, however, is simply that ISIS is winning, which is proof ISIS is supported by Allah.
This is the way Muslims think.
This may seem stupid to those of us who were brought up in the West, but that does not mean it is not the way Muslims think.
Bulletin warns US analysts overwhelmed by pro-ISIS social media, military posts threatened
U.S. investigators are becoming overwhelmed trying to keep up with the social media barrage by U.S.-based supporters of the Islamic State -- with the latest information suggesting "US military bases, locations, and events could be targeted in the near-term."
The warning comes in a new, six-page bulletin obtained exclusively by Fox News. It warns law enforcement and specifically military personnel to be vigilant during upcoming national holidays and military events due to the "heightened threat of attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)."
Sent one day before the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the joint bulletin -- from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security and National Counterterrorism Center -- advised there is no "credible" threat information targeting events on U.S. federal holidays. But it said, "we are aware of recent information suggesting US military bases, locations, and events could be targeted in the near-term."
While the FBI and other law enforcement agencies have given generic warnings in the past, this bulletin spelled out the heightened chatter and advised precautions that should be taken. The list of "observable behaviors" also points to so-called insider threats, and warns about individuals asking "unusual questions" about building maintenance or security procedures.
Importantly, it speaks to the sheer volume of social media activity by pro-ISIS users, and the challenge that poses for analysts and investigators.
"The large number of social media postings by US-based ISIL supporters is challenging for investigators in differentiating those supporters focused only on promoting pro-ISIL rhetoric, which may be protected speech, vice [versus] detecting those prepared to engage in violence on the group's behalf," the bulletin said.
The bulletin warned the "reach and popularity" of social media platforms has made it easier for U.S.-based extremists to "identify and connect" with foreign terrorist organizations, which can "potentially direct" them. It said the FBI estimates there are "hundreds, possibly thousands" of people in the U.S. getting "recruitment overtures or directives to attack the United States," and ISIS is using social media in "unprecedented ways" to send messages advocating attacks in the U.S.
The bulletin warned that "given the recent uptick in social media usage by violent extremists, we continue to advise current and former US government employees and military personnel to actively review their online social media accounts for any information that could attract the attention of violent extremists and routinely exercise operational security in their interactions online."
While the bulletin advised there is no "credible" threat information, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said at a National Governors Association meeting in February that the "credible" threat qualification in such statements has become "less and less relevant" as officials do not necessarily know when the next attack is going to happen.
Despite a brief scare Sunday where Capitol Police found and destroyed a pressure cooker in a car near the National Mall during the Memorial Day concert, nothing hazardous was found. The next upcoming federal holiday is Independence Day.
“By N-VA chairman Bart De Wever again death threats walked. In a letter drafted in French which was hung on the Handschoenmarkt, the mayor of Antwerp was threatened with execution if he did not convert to Islam. How serious the threat should be taken remains to be seen, said De Wever in The News on VTM.”
“Des nouvelles menaces de mort ont été proférées à l’encontre du président de la N-VA Bart De Wever. Formulées dans une lettre rédigée en français, elles ont été affichées au Handschoenmarkt, à Anvers. Le document menace le bourgmestre d’Anvers d’une exécution s’il ne se convertit pas à l’islam.
“J’ai toujours prédit que nous ne serions pas quitte dans l’immédiat de la menace de cet islam extrémiste. Cela a été négligé durant des années. Cette plaie est à présent ouverte avec la Syrie et beaucoup de pus s’en échappera encore avant que nous n’en soyons débarrassés” a commenté dimanche le patron de la N-VA sur VTM.”
““I always warned that we will not get rid of the threat from Islamic extremists in the near future. This was ignored for years. This wound became apparent now with [the current developments in] Syria and will fester for a long time before we will get rid of it,” de Wever said.”
…”According to September 2014 statistics from Belgium’s Ministry of Interior, between 300 and 350 Belgians have gone to fight alongside the ISIL in Iraq and Syria since 2012.”
An Air France plane was escorted to JFK Airport in New York City this morning after an anonymous threat was made against the flight, law enforcement officials told ABC News.
The FBI said the plane has since been checked and cleared with "no incidents or hazards reported on board the flight by either the passengers or its crew."
Authorities said that the decision to have the plane escorted by two fighter jets was done "out of an abundance of caution" after the Maryland State Police McHenry Barrack, in Garrett County, received an anonymous call of a “chemical weapons threat” aboard Air France Flight 22, which was en route from Paris to the New York City airport.
The tip was called in at 6:45 a.m. on an untraceable line and the caller did not identify himself, a senior federal official told ABC News.
Two F-15 planes were scrambled and followed the plane into U.S. airspace, but they flew in a way so that the passengers and crew would not be able to see the military planes, sources said.
The Airbus A-330 has since landed and was taken between two runways and locked down while the threat is investigated. A police dispatch that was sent out after the jets were scrambled noted that the area where the plane was taken is generally known as the "hijack site" because it is the area used in such scenarios.
During an initial investigation, nothing dangerous has been found on board, the federal official told ABC News.
A Saudi Airlines flight from Saudi Arabia was also escorted to a remote area at JFK. It was cleared and passengers were brought back to the terminal, officials said.
For an American Airlines flight from Birmingham, England, to JFK, the pilot was initially instructed to taxi to a remote area, but the threat was determined not credible and the plane was cleared to go to the terminal.
Two flights to Newark, New Jersey, were also affected -- a Delta Air Lines flight from London and a United Airlines flight from Madrid, authorities said.
A threat also turned up negative for a Delta flight from Paris to Logan Airport in Boston, authorities said.
Nov. 5, 2009, dawned like most any other day for Pvt. Alan Carroll. The 20-year-old native of Anchorage, Alaska, had recently finished combat engineer training and was assigned to the 510th Sapper Company, 20th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade at Fort Hood, Texas.
“There was nothing real significant about the day,” Carroll said. “Just a normal day.”
But by day’s end, it would be anything but insignificant as Carroll and more than 40 of his friends, fellow soldiers and Army civilians would be wounded by Maj. Nidal Hasan in a shooting at the sprawling post in central Texas.
On May 21, Staff Sgt. Alan Carroll was awarded the Purple Heart during a ceremony at Fort Polk for the wounds he received in the shooting on Nov. 5, 2009, based on recent legislation that authorized those injured in the attack to receive the medal.
Carroll recently reflected on the day that changed his life. His unit was preparing for a deployment to Afghanistan that day, and he and some of his buddies were waiting to be checked by medical personnel after receiving their smallpox vaccinations. At about 1:30 p.m., their lives would change forever.
Read the rest at the link. The top brass owe tremendous apologies to hard-working soldiers for all the negligence they caused that led to this tragedy.
According to a recent report at Judicial Report (viaLevant Report):
Astoundingly, the newly declassified report states that for “THE WEST, GULF COUNTRIES, AND TURKEY [WHO] SUPPORT THE [SYRIAN] OPPOSITION… THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A DECLARED OR UNDECLARED SALAFIST PRINCIPALITY IN EASTERN SYRIA (HASAKA AND DER ZOR), AND THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE SUPPORTING POWERS TO THE OPPOSITION WANT, IN ORDER TO ISOLATE THE SYRIAN REGIME…”.
The document shows that as early as 2012, U.S. intelligence predicted the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), but instead of clearly delineating the group as an enemy, the report envisions the terror group as a U.S. strategic asset.
While a number of analysts and journalists have documented long ago the role of western intelligence agencies in the formation and training of the armed opposition in Syria, this is the highest level internal U.S. intelligence confirmation of the theory that western governments fundamentally see ISIS as their own tool for regime change in Syria. The document matter-of-factly states just that scenario....
Women in ISIS strongholds are routinely raped, tortured, enslaved, and murdered by the Islamic extremists, who have made the brutalization of females a central element of their ideology, according to Zainab Hawa Bangura.
The U.N’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict this week spoke with Middle East Eye about her recent tour of refugee camps across the region, where she interviewed officials, social workers, and sexual violence survivors.
“It was painful for me,” the experienced sexual violence investigator said. “I never saw anything like this. I cannot understand such inhumanity. I was sick, I couldn’t understand.”
Bangura’s research, which will form the basis for an upcoming U.N. report, paints a horrifically detailed picture of how women are treated when ISIS seizes a town.
“After attacking a village, [ISIS] splits women from men and executes boys and men aged 14 and over,” Bangura told Middle East Eye.
“The women and mothers are separated; girls are stripped naked, tested for virginity and examined for breast size and prettiness. The youngest, and those considered the prettiest virgins fetch higher prices and are sent to Raqqa, the [ISIS] stronghold,” she said.
(Telegraph) – The chances of Islamic State jihadists smuggling a nuclear weapon to attack the United States have risen “infinitely”, John Cantlie, the British journalist the group is holding hostage, claims in a new article.
Mr Cantlie’s article appears in the new edition of Dabiq, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s English-language online magazine.
Mr Cantlie, whose fellow journalist hostages have all either been released or beheaded, has appeared in the group’s propaganda videos and written previous pieces.
In his latest work, presumed to be written under pressure but in his hall-mark style combining hyperbole, metaphor and sarcasm, he says that President Obama’s policies for containing Isil have demonstrably failed and increased the risk to America.
He raises a “hypothetical” possibility under which Isil operatives in Pakistan bribe an official to provide them with a nuclear device which is smuggled into America via Libya, Nigeria, South America and Mexico.
The English-language bookshelf in Usama bin Laden’s personal library featured a collection of anti-U.S. polemics and left-wing conspiracy theories from some celebrated darlings of American academia, according to critics who analyzed the terror mastermind's reading list. Anti-American conspiracy tomes on everything from the CIA to the Federal Reserve were among the 39 English books seized from the Al Qaeda leader’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where a team of Navy SEALs took him out in May 2011. [...]
Noam Chomsky, William Blum and Bob Woodward appeared to be among the terrorist kingpin’s favorite authors to curl up with. Chomsky, the liberal icon and MIT professor known for his disparaging view of the U.S., had two of his works in the Bin Laden collection, "Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies" and "Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance."
Depending on the situation, there's a very probably chance these crazies may have influenced autocrats overseas with their horrific viewpoints. Is it any wonder they're such a bad lot?
Editor’s Note: Trigger warnings for sexual assault. To find out more about support options available for survivors of sexual abuse, visit the official website for RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.
Those hopes crumbled into a million pieces last night, when Sansa was raped by Ramsey as Theon/Reek was forced to watch.
Using rape as the impetus for character motivations is one of the most problematic tropes in fiction. Rarely is it ever afforded the careful consideration it deserves. Was there more gravity given to the act on Game of Thrones than in the past on the series? I would say yes; however, it took Sansa from her growing place of power, cut her off at the knees, and put the focus on Theo'’s ordeal, instead.
After the episode ended, I was gutted. I felt sick to my stomach. And then I was angry. My next thought was, "I'm going to have to spend part of the next six months explaining why this was a bad move over and over."
The Daily Mail, a journal about things that actually happened in the real world:
[no trigger warning included]
Stripped naked and sold to the highest bidder: How ISIS is sending the 'prettiest Yazidi virgins' it abducts to slave markets in Syria
ISIS committing horrific sex crimes against girls, United Nations has found
'They are sold naked to Islamic State leaders and soldiers at slave markets'
Terror group is targeting young girls from Iraq's minority Yazidi community
It has previously abducted hundreds of Yazidis from across northern Iraq
The HuffPo, a website for people to read while folding sweaters at The Gap:
Why Talking About 'Game Of Thrones' Rape Is Important For Feminism
By Emily Tess Katz
Dr. Michele Polak, an English professor at Centenary College, shares The Mary Sue's reservations, arguing that the rape served more to advance a male character's storyline rather than that of the Sansa Stark, who was raped.
"I think it was there to move the narrative of her brother," Polak told HuffPost Live on Thursday. "I think that really did great for his narrative more than it did for Sansa's."
Slate contributor Amanda Marcotte and contributing editor to Washingtonian magazine, Hilary Kelly, joined the discussion of what is meant by a "gratuitous rape scene" and whether "Game of Thrones" can depict rape in service to a broader, important cultural conversation.
The Washington Post, a journal of things that really happened in the real world (though they have plenty of She the People bloggers who prefer to talk about things that happen on TV shows):
[no trigger warning provided]
Hundreds of kidnapped Nigerian school girls reportedly sold as brides to militants for $12, relatives say
The news of the mass marriage come from a group of fathers, uncles, cousins, and nephews who gather every morning to pool their resources, buy fuel, and journey unarmed to forests and border towns in search of the missing girls. They learned this week, they said, that mass wedding ceremonies had occurred on Saturday and Sunday. The insurgents reportedly shot their guns into the air after taking their new brides, and split them into three groups. They were then reportedly moved out by truckload.
"It's a medieval kind of slavery," village leader Bitrus told the BBC.
n. The philosophy, art, and science that values, promotes and protects majority
(cǔl-chər-ǐst) n. 1. An advocate of
culturism. 2. One who engages in the arts or sciences of managing and
protecting majority cultures. 3. Adj. Of or pertaining to culturism, culturists
or culturist policy.
Culturist education is traditional education.It tells students that the West is the
best.As such, it aims to unify
the West via instilling pride.
Multicultural education teaches an anti-western narrative.
As such it seeks to instill anger at the West and foments division.
Multiculturalism is worse than it sounds.It does not only seek to celebrate
cultures.It includes a nefarious
Marxist ‘social justice’ agenda.
The term “social justice” implies that an injustice has
occurred against social groups.In
short, multiculturalism promotes the idea that whites and the West been unjust
to ‘people of color.’
Multiculturalism thereby pushes an entire anti-Western
narrative wherein it is noble to resent and struggle against western
When multiculturalists see educational and economic
achievement gaps, they immediately announce that it proves western nations are
racist.They use it to further
their anti-western narrative.
Culturists take cultural diversity seriously.Culturists know that achievement gaps
show that some cultures value education more than others.Rather than showing that the West is
racist, achievement gaps show that cultural diversity is real.
Culturist educators would ask ethnic groups to use their
shortcomings to reflect on the cost of their values and behaviors.
Multiculturalism is subtly destructive by announcing that
all cultures are equally worthy of praise. Its celebrating all cultures implies
that western culture has no particular merit.
Via Socrates and Jesus, the West invented valuing the
individual.This history allowed
the West to invent democracy and free inquiry.Western culture’s resulting social structures and technology
have built the entire modern world.
Mexico has invented nothing. Islam suppresses free
to make cultural judgment undermines pride in the West.
May 23, 2015: The “peace talks” with Iran remain stalled, this time because Iran refuses to allow inspections of military facilities.
The Iranian military leadership considers such inspections a legal excuse to spy on Iranian military operations.
Iran also wants 24 days’ notice before any inspections to verify that a treaty (that would halt Iranian nuclear weapons development and lift sanctions) was being followed.
Moreover the ruling clerics of Iran have come right out and said all sanctions must be lifted as soon as a deal is signed.
In the West getting the currently negotiated proposed deal approved is more complicated because of democracy and divisions in the leadership between those who want to do any kind of deal (just to be done with the economic and political problems caused by the sanctions) versus those who demand proof (intrusive and unscheduled inspections) of Iranian compliance.
What makes a nation great, is being lost, if has not already been lost. ICON=TRADE BILL
The Senate voted, 62-37, to approve a six-year renewal of trade
promotion authority (TPA), which provides an expedited process to submit
trade pacts to Congress.
Barack Obama, and the
MAJORITY IN CONGRESS are telling us to trust them on a trade bill which
is more top secret than what makes the F-35 a failure, or a success, or
how deep the Virginia Class Subs can dive, or how quiet they can be.
Obama’s numbers remain inexplicably in the 40‘s (and let’s be realistic
and all admit they have a bottom at present in the low 20′s
..#HOWITIS), they should be right where Congress’ number ARE, and
deserve to be.
Obama has treated us all to DIVISIVENESS whenever
there was a chance to bring us together to act. This is true on issues
of RACE (Cambridge, the execrable Zimmerman, Ferguson, etc), Economy
(Joe the Plumber, Obamacare INCOMPETENCE, direct subsidization of
manufacturing instead of pouring all resources into R&D-SOLYNDRA is
the icon for that), Foreign Policy (favoring the Muslim Brotherhood
EVERYWHERE they exist, serial apologies, and actions towards our allies
which strengthen ALL THOSE inimical to our way of life), ET CETERA. And,
by the way, if you like your doctor….
Congress BOTH with
unstoppable Democratic Majorities, and now Republican majorities has
FAILED UTTERLY by in the former case not INSISTING major and painful
compromises be made with the R’s on Obamacare, thus investing the
opposition in a successful plan,, and now and SIGNIFICANTLY passing this
TOP SECRET trade bill.
Well, I don’t trust them. In fact I now
have been compelled to think FIRST that whatever Obama and or
Congressional leader R OR D say, the opposite is true.
If a trade bill must be secret, it CANNOT benefit the people. PERIOD.
bill, unless proven otherwise will therefore be another to benefit
giant corporations by granting ever more power to the fleeing of jobs,
production, resources, expertise, and finally R&D to the lowest
labor, and total overall costs. We cannot blame industry for the physics
of profit. We can blame them for not insisting those physics benefit
the USA. We CAN blame them for taking the new, and greater profits from
lower costs overseas and putting too much of it into executive
salaries, bonuses, and Board rewards, a bit into lower prices, and a
token into the pockets of the middle class. Has anyone looked at the
ratio of earnings of the CEO of corporations like Kaiser in/around WW2
compared to companies like GE now?
I can believe I am with Joe Manchin. I am trying to fathom my COMPLETE agreement with Liz Warren.
truth here is that personal freedom and economic freedom are one and
the same. The latter has suffered greatly, and the former is always
weakened when that happens (NSA ANYONE? IRS/DHS seizure of
personal/small biz deposits).
The military budget, no matter WHAT you think of it, is a direct derivative of our economic well being.
amount of funds dedicated to medical research (FOR INSTANCE) is a
SOCIETAL LUXURY. I never did a demonstration/consult in central africa, a
lot of asia, etc
Space program, you say? Oh, you FORGOT about that.
I find that Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, and the leadership of both houses are every bit as loathsome as Pelosi and Reid.
was a time in the 60′s I HELPED ORGANIZE anti Vietnam War
demonstrations. There was a time I was active in the Primaries in NH
when we lived in Manchester, having D workers live in our home for
months, and there was a time I volunteeered OVER AND OVER for the other
party after 2001.
It’s impossible to vote for a
entitled ciphers like Clinton or Bush. It’s impossible to imagine Mr.
Rove’s Crossroads has any benefit except to be better than a Bernie
Sanders (sorry Bernie, but I remember you as Mayor of Burlington and
essentially the CPUSA.. a lot different from being pres).
all our freedoms - economy and personal, or position in the world to
UNDERWRITE those freedoms, military, engineering, research, education,
are built on a growing economy, then THAT must be what is the first
consideration in deciding on the next president.
I lost a lot of trust in the office of the president after the Gulf of Tonkin.
lost MORE when W did not fire EVERYONE responsible (CIA) for lack of
foresight in 2001, and thsalen AGAIN when it became obvious that Iraq did
not have the WMD capabilities we had been told they had.
DISGUSTED by Congress recording that less than 20 of 535 members went to
read the National Intelligence Estimate of 2003 before voting for war.
pages for Obamcare, ANOTHER self expanding, self authorizing federal
empire? Even I don’t expect any normal person to read and understand such
We are in REAL, EXISTENTIAL TROUBLE.
are responsible, not aliens crossing the border, not Russians sending
TU-95′s near Norway or Iceland or Backfires in the Baltic, not the
Chinese who, BENEFITING FROM THEIR ECONOMY OF LOW COSTS, are building
LITERALLY Chinese Island in the Pacific to base their military and
expand even further economically.
WE HERE are responsible.
time for a 3rd AND 4th party in the USA to express those thoughts of
conservative-libertarian values, and liberal-progressive values.
2 party system HAS FAILED US, as evidenced by what has happened in
median income. But make no mistake, the first concrete evidence of decay
was was US Steel’s failure in the late 70′s to Japanese imports, and
then the rush to ‘free trade’ which benefited businesses that could run
their cost structure from places like Indonesia where workers were glad
to have any job while living in cardboard boxes (Nike, 1996).
All of us, every single man, woman, and child on the face of the Earth were born with the same unalienable rights; to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And, if the governments of the world can't get that through their thick skulls, then, regime change will be necessary.
“We spend millions of dollars studying the problems in the black community ..... mainly to come up with ways to avoid concluding the obvious.
The answer is usually more money. And when that proves to be ineffective ..... the answer is more money."
-- Redneck Texan”
"An Islamic regime must be serious in every field," explained Ayatollah Khomeini. "There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humour in Islam. There is no fun in Islam."
"I want to be very, very clear, however: I understand and agree with the analysis of the problem. There is an imminent threat. It manifested itself on 9/11. It's real and grave. It is as serious a threat as Stalinism and National Socialism were. Let's not pretend it isn't." ~~~~~Bono~~~~~