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Friday, July 25, 2014

Mindanao’s only Christian municipality does not want to be part of Islamic region

The Muslims Are Restless
The peace agreement between the government and Muslim guerrillas provides for the creation of an autonomous region, to be governed under Islamic rules. Wao, the only municipality with Christian majority, wants out. 
"We respect their culture and desire for freedom lived, but want to stay out. The government should list to us." Manila (AsiaNews/CBCP) - The only Christian municipality in the province with a Muslim majority in Mindanao "wants a local government under the direct control of the central government," said Elvino Balicao Jr., a Christian and mayor of Wao, a town of some 50,000 people in Lanao del Sur. 
"We prefer to stay out of Bangsamoro, although we support the right to self-determination of local Muslims. I hope Manila will listen to us before there are problems." 
The area is close to Islamic provinces that - after the recent peace agreements - set up a local government based on Muslim principles. Bangsamoro is a historical region within the Philippines with a predominantly Muslim population, that has been affected by decades of civil war between the central government and Moro guerrillas (a Muslim ethnic group that inspired the first guerrilla war for independence) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), which first sought independence and later settled for broad autonomy. 
The 2012 peace agreement provided for the region to become an autonomous entity within the Philippines. Wao is the only Christian predominantly municipality where Muslims constitute only 17 per cent of the population. 
"We respect their culture and we lived with them in peace, side by side, since time immemorial," Mayor Balicao said, "but my people would prefer to live and practice their faith, pursuing their own culture, outside of an Islamic government autonomous". 
He was referring to the restrictions Islam imposes on its believers, which far too often are enforced on non-Muslims. "Let me be clear," the mayor said. 
"We are not opposed to their will. However, like on 27 March 2014 [when the agreement establishing Bangsamoro was signed], we have demonstrated peacefully and call on Manila to listen to our voice."
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Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E Minor II: Andante

Julia Fischer, Violin

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Miles Davis
Human Nature


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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Aboriginal inmates in Australia converting to Islam

And the imams supposedly trying to curb this won't be honest about the influence:
Australia's spy agency has been enlisted to help crack down on radicalisation in jails after revelations Aboriginal prisoners are converting to Islam and risk becoming extremists.

Sheikhs and imams are being brought into prisons to deliver de-radicalisation messages during Friday prayers, but two prominent Sydney sheikhs have told a high-level forum that chaplaincy services are grossly under-funded and prison converts are misinterpreting the religion.

A small but high-risk group of radicals are causing concern to Corrective Services NSW and it is believed recruitment to Islam is active, particularly among Aboriginal inmates.

Sheikh Omar Habbouche, who has worked with inmates and prison chaplains, says faith is a powerful tool in the reformation of prisoners but the lack of Muslim chaplaincy services in NSW means prison converts are misinterpreting Islam.
Yes, please tell us more taqqiya, why don't you. The Koran and its verses are the influence, and those imams should know it better than anyone else, so there's no misinterpretation at all. It's terrible the Aboriginal community in Australia is falling for such a repulsive religion.
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ISIS Orders Women To Undergo Genital Mutilation

Islamic Medicine, Insh'allah

From Big Peace:
(AFP) -- Jihadists in Iraq have ordered that all women between the ages of 11 and 46 undergo female genital mutilation, a UN official said Thursday. 
"It is a fatwa (or religious edict) of ISIS, we learnt this this morning," said Jacqueline Badcock, the number two UN official in Iraq. 
She was referring to the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) which took over large swathes of the country last month.
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This Week On The Gathering Storm

Listen to The Gathering Storm Radio Show, hosted by WC and Always On Watch.

The show broadcasts live for 30 minutes every Friday beginning at noon, Pacific Time.

The call-in number is 646-915-9870. Callers welcome!

Our scheduled guest this week is IQ al Rassooli.

Listen to the July 25, 2014 edition of The Gathering Storm Radio Show, live or later, by CLICKING HERE.

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Another Disappeared Airliner

From Yahoo News:
Algiers (AFP) - Air Algerie said Thursday it had lost contact with one of its passenger aircraft nearly an hour after takeoff from Burkina Faso bound for Algiers.

A company source told AFP that the missing aircraft was a McDonnell Douglas DC-9 and that some 110 people of various nationalities are listed as being on board the flight.

The source said contact with the aircraft was lost while it was still in Malian airspace approaching the border with Algeria.

Despite international military intervention still under way, the situation remains unstable in northern Mali, which was seized by jihadist groups for several months in 2012....
BTW, whatever happened to Malaysia Flight 370? Any definitive answer?


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"... in what might be the largest scientific fraud ever uncovered, NASA and the NOAA have been caught red-handed altering historical temperature data..."

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July 10 2014

It has been a strange and sad two weeks.

On the same day two weeks ago today one young friend died. A 24 year old man I had known since the day he was born. Of an accidental self inflicted gun shot.

I've been good friends with his folks for 37 years.

They have been devastated but actually found some consolation when the official ruling was accidental gun shot and not suicide.

The other was 31 and my boss until a few weeks ago.

Gave away everything he had. Never told his family he had quit his job. Closed out all his accounts paid his bills off.

Left a note.

And walked away from home.

It is believed we at work were the last to see/speak to him before he disappeared.

As though he stopped in that very day to say goodbye.

His family is hopeful...

But it's telling they are searching the mountains lakes and wooded areas around here...

...if they really believed he left just to start over somewhere else.

There's no one in town I know
You gave us some place to go.
I never said thank you for that.
I thought I might get one more chance.
What would you think of me now,
so lucky, so strong, so proud?
I never said thank you for that,
now I'll never have a chance.
May angels lead you in.
Hear you me my friends.
On sleepless roads the sleepless go.
May angels lead you in.
So what would you think of me now,
so lucky, so strong, so proud?
I never said thank you for that,
now I'll never have a chance.
May angels lead you in.
Hear you me my friends.
On sleepless roads the sleepless go.
May angels lead you in.
May angels lead you in.
May angels lead you in.
And if you were with me tonight,
I'd sing to you just one more time.
A song for a heart so big,
god wouldn't let it live.
May angels lead you in.
Hear you me my friends.
On sleepless roads the sleepless go.
May angels lead you in.
May angels lead you in.
Hear you me my friends.
On sleepless roads the sleepless go.
May angels lead you in.
May angels lead you in.

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A New Series of Counterjihad Interviews With Elsa Schieder

Back in 2012 and 2013, Elsa Schieder released a series of interviews with some of the most important figures of the counterjihad movement, including Bill Warner, Robert Spencer, Nicolai Sennels, Andy Miller, and Mark Durie. The interviews were personal, revealing and inspiring.

Elsa is releasing a new series of interviews this month. To get access to these interviews, register here (it's free): Personal Journeys Toward Difficult Truths. You'll see a small registration form in the right sidebar.

The first set of interviews in the new series will become available July 28th. Elsa will post four interviews, one per day, from Monday to Thursday, at 8 pm EST. Each interview will be available for free for 48 hours. She will send a link to each interview to everyone who registers when it is released.

There will be another set of interviews in August, and the series could keep going. "The core focus of the interviews," says Elsa, "is activism." Here's what she says about the idea behind these interviews:

We start with ethics, with caring, with a sense of right and wrong.

But what do we do? A few people instantly become activists the moment they feel something is wrong. Far more of us are confused, uncertain, hesitant. We don't know what to do, what might work. We aren't sure what is real. Or we try things, but see that we're not getting our message through to people. Or we wish we knew how to do more.

Each month, I'll interview one "big name" person — someone widely known.

The other people are what I term "local heroes" — people who have found ways of reaching others in a smaller way.

This month the big name is Robert Spencer of JihadWatch, which has a worldwide reach. On top of that, he's published 13 books, including two New York Times bestsellers. His most recent book is Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About the War We’re In.

Then there's Rabbi Jonathan Hausman, of the Hausman Memorial Speakers Series. He's put his job on the line, by hosting, at the synagogue where he's the rabbi, a speaker series that includes Robert Spencer, Allen West … and even Geert Wilders of Fitna fame.

There's also Narain Kataria, who as a teenager experienced the partition of India. Over 1,000,000 Hindu and Sikh deaths. Now he aims to educate about the menace of terrorism all over the world — through the Indian American Intellectuals Forum, the Human Rights Coalition against Radical Islam, and more. Most of his activism has taken place after retirement — quite a common occurrence.

And who will be fourth?

It could be Chris Logan, of North American Infidels. He's a 12-year veteran of this war most people in the West refuse to recognize is happening. It could be Alexandra Belaire (Canada) or Daniel Scot (Australia) or Meir Weinstein (Canada) or Andrew Harrod (United States). It might even be Tamar Yonah, program director and talk show host at Israel National Radio. She's living "in the eye of the storm," Israel. Or it may well be Meir Weinstein (Canada), who has been organizing people to confront, for example, in pro-Hamas anti-Israel rallies.

In August, the "big name" person will be the remarkable Bill Warner, who has a PhD in Physics, but has dedicated himself to counter-jihad since 9/11.

Register here to get the link to the interviews.
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Humpday Blues

Joe Bonamassa
Blues Deluxe

& Jack Bruce
Midnight Blues

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Howard Stern: "If You're Anti-Israel, You're Anti-America - Israel is the Only Democracy Over There"

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Slott's ambiguity (and Brevoort's too)

More know-it-all sainthood from Dan Slott, which begins with a Q&A on Tom Brevoort's site:
Peter Parker has been said to be ambiguously Jewish. Why would you let Slott force him to team up with a member of the faith that seeks to destroy Jews and all "infidels?"

Careful, anonymous sir, your racism is showing!
As usual, it's just like Brevoort to make no distinctions whatsoever between race and religion. Sigh, I hesitate to think what kind of educational institute he studied in. I don't know if Slott intends to team Spidey up with an Islamist (though I wouldn't put it past him to plan that now), but the poster who wrote that query is somebody whom I want to thank for raising the topic. I guess in the mind of Brevoort/Slott, defending Jews from Islamofascism is reprehensible? Very sad. I do know that a decade ago, Paul Jenkins wrote a story using a morally equivalent depiction of Muslims, where Spidey had to rescue a PLO operative from Dr. Octopus. I wonder if that's what the poster really meant?

Anyway, here's some tweets Slott wrote in followup:

Alas, yes, he is. It's not clear if he's truly proud of his racial background. It's less clear if he even likes his community's founding religion, Judaism. Where does he even stand on Hamas, who launched rockets galore at Jewish neighborhoods, even around my vicinity in Israel, and murdered three yeshiva students? Where does he stand on a Muslim cabbie who murdered a 19-year-old woman? Come to think of it, what does he think of all the Islamofascists in France and other parts of Europe who terrorized Jews and worse, murdered their victims? Ambiguity indeed.

It's only in the minds of the worst ignoramuses that Muslims couldn't possibly turn against Jews and commit taqqiya, as he's doing himself now (H/T: New English Review). It's only in the minds of such ignos that we shouldn't look at such Satanic Verses, as Salman Rushdie called them, as the repellent declarations they are against Jews and Christians. And it's only in said minds that an apostate from Islam couldn't possibly know what the religion he/she left is like.

But it will be soon, and in a bad way. Don't underestimate what Slott/Brevoort could have in mind now.
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IRS Chief Confirms Investigators Have Found Backup Tapes Of Lerner’s Emails, Previously Testified They Didn’t Exist

From Fox News:
The head of the IRS confirmed Wednesday that investigators looking into missing emails from ex-agency official Lois Lerner have found and are reviewing “backup tapes” — despite earlier IRS claims that the tapes had been recycled. 
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, testifying before a House oversight subcommittee, stressed that he does not know “how they found them” or “whether there’s anything on them or not.” 
But he said the inspector general’s office advised him they are reviewing tapes to see if they contain any “recoverable” material. 
The revelation is significant because the IRS claimed, when the agency first told Congress about the missing emails, that backup tapes “no longer exist because they have been recycled.” It is unclear whether the tapes in IG custody contain any Lerner emails, but Koskinen said investigators are now checking.
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Gawker (Liberal Online Magazine): "Israel Should Be Moved To Germany"

So offensive.

It's like telling a woman she should go move into the home of her rapist.

What is with these people?

From Gawker:
Israel and Palestine are warring again. Civilians are dying again. Families are losing their homes, and chaos persists. Again. This would not be happening if Israel were located somewhere that makes more sense: in Germany. 
No matter where you stand in the “Israelis vs. Palestinians” political arguments—in which both sides are hopelessly entrenched and unmoving—it seems fair to acknowledge that there are some fundamental problems with the location of the nation of Israel. 
For one thing, it was carved out of land already occupied by someone else. Whether or not you think Israel was justified in carving itself a nation out of Palestine, you must admit that the act of doing so was bound to cause some resentment. 
And, indeed, it did. It caused a lot of resentment, and anger. Emotions that still exist today. And which have fueled a more or less constant state of war against Israel since Israel was created.  
So the establishment of Israel, regarded by many as a towering achievement of historic justice, will forever be tainted by the fact that it was established by taking land from people who had done nothing wrong. That act laid the groundwork for the nonstop conflict that continues to this day. 
Some will say that Israel had to be located where it is now, because of the “Holy Land” and all that. Well, sorry—a mystical and empirically unjustified belief in the “holiness” of some particular place is not a reason to march in and take it from someone else, by force. Grow up. It may be a bit late to move Israel to Germany now. 
But when you consider the prospect of another seven decades of war over that little sliver of land, the idea does not sound so bad. Germany would still acquiesce to it, if the demand was made before the last Nazis die out. It’s really the very least that they could do.
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IRS Commisioner Koksukinen Has His Ass Handed To Him By Trey Gowdy

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Eddie Money

Take Me Home Tonight

Two Tickets To Paradise

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Ways & Means Committee: We've Learned From Interviews that Lois Lerner's Hard Drive Was "Scratched," But Internal IRS IT Experts Thought The Data Was Recoverable

Koksukinen: "Heh. Didn't I Tell You That?"

From Ace:
Despite early refusals to make available IT professionals who worked on Lois Lerner’s computer, Ways and Means Committee investigators have now learned from interviews that the hard drive of former IRS Exempt Organizations Director Lois Lerner was "scratched," but data was recoverable. 
In fact, in-house professionals at the IRS recommended the Agency seek outside assistance in recovering the data. That information conflicts with a July 18, 2014 court filing by the Agency, which stated the data on the hard drive was unrecoverable -- including multiple years' worth of missing emails. 
"It is unbelievable that we cannot get a simple, straight answer from the IRS about this hard drive," said Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI). "The Committee was told no data was recoverable and the physical drive was recycled and potentially shredded. To now learn that the hard drive was only scratched, yet the IRS refused to utilize outside experts to recover the data, raises more questions about potential criminal wrong doing at the IRS."

Washington Post collected six questions from IT professionals they'd like to ask about this "crashed" hard drive.
1.) What happened to the IRS’s IT asset managers who appear to have disappeared at a key juncture? 
Ordering the destruction of a hard drive and documenting that process would be handled by trained, certified IT asset managers, according to IAITAM. But the group's records show that at least three IRS IT asset managers were shuffled out of their positions around the time of the May 2013 inspector general's report that detailed the agency’s targeting practices. 
IAITAM said investigators need to "determine if these in-house IT asset managers were removed from the picture as the IRS email investigation heated up." 
2.) Where is the documentation to prove that the IRS wiped or destroyed Lois Lerner’s hard drive? 
So far, we only have the word of IRS officials. IAITAM said its standards call for clear proof and records of destruction when drives are wiped or eliminated."“Until that documentation is provided, the hard drives should be considered lost, not destroyed," Rembiesa said. 
3.) Were the drives destroyed by an outside vendor or firm? If so, by who, and can they verify the destruction? 
Hiring a specialized firm to destroy IT assets is not unusual for federal agencies, according to IAITAM. If the IRS used this method to destroy Lerner’s hard drive, there would be an additional layer of documentation to show that the action took place, the group said.
6.) Where are Lois Lerner’s Blackberry e-mails? 
IAITAM said investigators need to determine whether the IRS’s Blackberry communications are secure and what is on the "enterprise server." 
"It is difficult to imagine that none of the emails in question were done on a mobile basis," Rembiesa said. "If so, there may be a freestanding stream of email records that would not be impacted by the Lerner hard drive loss."
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Feds: 96% Of The 45,157 Illegal Immigrant Children Processed So Far Have Been Released Inside The United States

From CNS:
A spokesperson for the Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration of Children and Families (ACF) said 96 percent of the 45,157 unaccompanied alien children who were in the custody of HHS’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) have been “discharged” to a “sponsor” in the United States. 
Kenneth Wolfe, deputy director for the Office of Public Affairs at ACF, told on Friday that in 2014 (through the month of June), 96 percent of the 45,157 children — or 43,341 of them — who were transferred from the custody of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to the ORR have been placed with sponsors inside the United States, including with family members. 
“Over half of the sponsors are parents of the child,” Wolfe said, citing the percentage of children with this placement status at 55 percent. As reported earlier by, some of the families that are receiving these children aliens are themselves in the country illegally.
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Pat Condell: "Why Do You Think There Are No Bomb Shelters in Gaza?"

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

FAA Says No More US Flights To Israel

I Will Use The Power of Federal Agencies 
To Grind Them Into Dust

Another victory for Allah the Totally Gay:
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby. 
The ban began 12:15 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the agency said in a statement. 
"Due to the potentially hazardous situation created by the armed conflict in Israel and Gaza, all flight operations to/from Ben Gurion International Airport by U.S. operators are prohibited until further advised," the FAA said in its notice to airlines. 
The rocket strike landed about 1 mile from the airport, the agency said. 
The notice applies only to U.S. airlines since the FAA has no authority over carriers from other nations.
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German Police Order Protesters To Stop Chanting “Gas The Jews” At Anti-Israel Rallies

From the International Business Times:
Berlin authorities have ordered pro-Gaza demonstrators to stop chanting anti-semitic messages, after protesters were reportedly heard shouting ‘Gas the Jews’. 
Sizeable anti-Israel rallies have been held in the German capital, with people taking to the streets allegedly chanting anti-semitic slogans. 
Some of the demonstrations are said to be organised by Muslim immigrants and neo-Nazi groups. 
The Berlin authorities are also investigating anti-semitic behaviour by a radical Imam in the city, after a video uploaded by Israeli daily Haaretz showed an Imam calling for the obliteration of Jews, telling his followers to “kill them to the very last one”. 
Condemning the anti-semitism, Dieter Graumann, president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, was quoted by AFP as saying: 
“We are currently experiencing in this country an explosion of evil and violent hatred of Jews, which shocks and dismays all of us. 
“We would never in our lives have thought it possible anymore [that] those anti-Semitic views of the nastiest and most primitive kind can be chanted on German streets.
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WAIT, WTF?, Part 2

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Dem Sen. Chris Murphy Attacks Israel For Endangering U.S. National Security With Civilian Deaths In Gaza

From Politico:
Sen. Chris Murphy on Tuesday said the substantial number of Palestinian civilians killed in Gaza could endanger U.S. national security. Appearing on MSNBC, the Connecticut Democrat cited a United Nations report that an estimated 75 percent of Palestinian casualties have been civilians, saying the statistic could be used as a recruiting tool for America’s enemies. 
“That is a problem for Israel,” he said. “But it’s a problem for the United States, as well, which is why we have to be so concerned about this. This is bulletin board material, stuff for people that are recruiting folks to the fight against Israel but also against the West in general.” 
The senator also appeared to take a jab at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Murphy expressed pessimism in a long-term peace deal, saying that anything “more substantial” would not come under Israel and Palestine’s current leaders. 
“It’s been clear for a long time that you don’t have the leadership right now — either on the Israeli side or on the Palestinian side — in order to do anything more than that,” he said, referred to an immediate, short-term ceasefire. 
“I think we are in a position of essentially waiting for new leadership on both sides in order to do anything more substantial on the peace process.”
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IBA Friend (Of Ours) Charles Martel Has Trouble Re-Entering the United States

Here is Charles' story:
Due to my considerable stupidity, I recently managed to lock myself out of the US. I went to Florida, and as part of the vacation I planned to travel to Puerto Rico, but then changed to the Dominican Republic. 
Maybe because of that, I left my green card locked in my safety box at home (although I did manage to take my national passport - don't ask why I took one and not the other.) 
Thanks to automatic check-in, nobody noticed I had no way to come back into the country. 
When time came to leave Punta Cana to come back home, I could not board because the airline would not let me do it without the card ... 
After more than a thousand dollars later, which I did not have, and had to borrow, I am back in my beloved US. 
I've lived in this country for 40+ years, on an official visa first, and as a resident later. 
While I was sitting at the hotel in Santo Domingo watching the World Cup and the indescribable mess in the US Southern border, the irony of the situation did not escape me.  
But when I finally managed to get back in the country, legally, I had another surprise. At the annex of hell on earth commonly known as Miami airport, I had another unpleasant surprise. 
Now "residents" are lumped up with all other "visitors." 
In the past citizens and residents were channeled through the same "route," while visitors followed a different procedure. No longer so. 
When close to an hour and a half later I reached the window, I asked the agent about this change. He informed me that about a year ago this change was implemented to guarantee "more efficiency." I chose wise silence over indignation. 
And the new procedure is different indeed. 
First I had to plaster my four right fingers on a screen, then my left thumb, followed by my four left fingers, and then my left thumb. After this they took my picture, and after some rubber stamps on my passport, I was allowed to leave. 
I stopped short of reminding the agent that one of the Boston bombers was a citizen, but again, wisdom and maturity prevailed, as well as my desire go get home. 
love this country, but how far it is from what it was in 1967 ... This is just another Third World country.
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Wait? WTF?

Obama Contemplates His Place Among The Pantheon

A federal appeals court panel in the District struck down a major part of the 2010 health-care law Tuesday, ruling that the tax subsidies that are central to the program may not be provided in at least half of the states. 
The ruling, if upheld, could potentially be more damaging to the law than last month’s Supreme Court decision on contraceptives. 
The three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with plaintiffs who argued that the language of the law barred the government from giving subsidies to people in states that chose not to set up their own insurance marketplaces. 
Twenty-seven states, most with Republican leaders who oppose the law, decided against setting up marketplaces, and another nine states partially opted out. 
The government could request an “en banc” hearing, putting the case before the entire appeals court, and the question ultimately may end up at the Supreme Court. 
But if subsidies for half the states are barred, it represents a potentially crippling blow to the health-care law, which relies on the subsidies to make insurance affordable for millions of low- and middle-income Americans.

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DOD Resumes Transferring Military Vehicles To Law Enforcement, Retains Titles To Get Around EPA Regulations

From the Military Times:
The Defense Department has resumed transferring excess military vehicles to civilian emergency personnel after reaching an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency, said Jeffrey Curtis, executive director, logistics operations support for the Defense Logistics Agency. 
The 2.5- and 5-ton trucks, Humvees and Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles run on diesel engines that do not meet EPA requirements, but the Defense Department has a national security exemption allowing it to use the vehicles, Curtis said. 
The DLA temporarily halted transfer of the vehicles to first responders on June 19 after becoming aware that the exemption did not carry over once the vehicles were given to first responders. 
This prompted a group of 25 lawmakers led by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., to write a July 10 letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel saying that the equipment was badly needed by firefighters and other emergency personnel. 
“While we understand that DoD and EPA may be close to resolving this issue, we respectfully request that you provide us with your specific course of action for rescinding the restrictions placed on both the FEPP and FPP programs and clarify any vehicle title concerns raised by state foresters and law enforcement agencies,” the letter says. 
Curtis said the EPA has allowed the flow of vehicles to emergency personnel to resume because the Defense Logistics Agency agreed to keep the titles indefinitely. 
Thus, the vehicles retain their exemption from EPA standards after they are given away. 
The agreement should not delay when the vehicles can be provided to emergency personnel, nor should it limit what types of vehicles can be transferred, Curtis said.
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Islamic State (ISIS) Details “Jizyah” Payments Christians Must Make


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Speaking of the 2nd amendment: CHICAGO JEWS THREATENED BY LEAFLETS

The Times of Israel reports that a day after hundreds of anti-Israel protesters demonstrated in downtown Chicago, leaflets threatening Jews with violence were found on a half-dozen cars. The hate crime unit of the Chicago Police has already opened an investigation.
The demonstration and the threatening leaflets are in reaction to Israel’s recent push into Gaza. Israel’s move was one of self-defense after dealing with countless rocket bombardments fired by Hamas terrorists determined to murder innocent Israeli civilians. The Gaza terrorists are dug in intentionally in civilian areas and civilians are being used as human shields to up the casualties and sway moral illiterates in the media.

The threatening letters promised violence against Jews in the Pulaski Park neighborhood if Israel doesn’t end its work of self defense against a group of barbaric terrorists determined to destroy the small Jewish country.
Follow  John Nolte on Twitter @NolteNC        
Here’s how this works.. if the tools of a civilized society cannot deal with this stuff, QUICKLY - PEOPLE START GETTING KILLED
This is America - NOT the middle east.
Protest all you want. WHENEVER YOUR PERMIT ALLOWS. But don’t be expecting many with this excrement going on
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Rick Perry .. grandstand or dragged into it?

Personally, amid the Democrats (yes Bob  we know the stats) claiming everything from Obama has doubled the number of border patrol agents, and exported more illegals than any other pres, and that Perry is simply (as was his OP-ED) laying the ground work and bona fides for 2016 it’s IMPOSSIBLE to guess what is in his heart on this one.
WHy did he say he is doing this?
Texas under siege? Well if you live anywhere near the border that COULD be true every day.
Illegal immigrant children living in squalor? CHECK. The USA has failed UTTERLY on this one. ‘WE’ in the person of the guy elected to be RESPONSIBLE for our INTERNATIONAL BORDERS, knew about this a year ago, and were warned. Excuses are simply ridiculous. Take the kids. Put them someplace nice. Find out who they are. Find out if any are TRULY in danger at home. Find out if they have ANY RESPONSIBLE CITIZEN HERE, WILLING AND ABLE to assume 100% financial responsibility for them for 5 years, and or otherwise SEND THEM HOME.
The troops could detain people if asked, Texas Adjutant General John Nichols said at the press conference with Perry, but they are planning to play a “referring and deterring” role by deterring cartels with their visible presence and referring any immigrants suspected of being in the country illegally to DPS.
THAT sounds good. Yesterday, a waterborne patrol of the Border Patrol was attacked with automatic weapons, and a Univision host recently crossed illegally in EIGHT FRICKIN SECONDS. I’m glad he did that as it illustrates the issue (but we shoul dhave been able to nail him and trade him for a certain US SERVICE PERSON who also IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY. Of course, the lesson is that we could not nail this guy, and did not.
A state memo obtained by the McAllen Monitor, which first reported Perry’s plan to deploy the National Guard, indicated the new efforts will cost the state of Texas $12 million per month.
Perry said he expects the federal government to eventually reimburse the state of Texas for the costs it has incurred protecting the southern border.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said prior to Perry’s announcement that the administration has not yet received the formal request from Perry to activate the troops, but he downplayed it as a merely a symbolic measure.
That will be interesting when they send that invoice over, won’t it?
Well we know there are more Border Patrol people, but the effort is ineffective. I believe Obama HAS deported more than any other prez, but WAY MORE have arrived, and WAY MORE have stayed.
So I think Perry executed this (TEMPORARY) solution for real. 1,000 National Guardsmen are not sealing the border, but they MAY be a deterrent to organized invasion if the people tactically in charge are smart.
It may help him in 2016, IF he runs IF this is effective.
Those are BIG IF’s and if this IS a grandstand Perry is REALLY rolling some big dice.
But that’s NOT true if in his heart he is really worried about Texas.
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ACORN For Illegal Aliens – Meet The Southwest Key Programs

From Noisy Room:

Are you curious who has been facilitating the transport of illegal alien children throughout the country? Look no more… meet La Raza connected Southwest Key Programs. This organization is the pipeline for the children into US refugee camps and homes across the nation. They provide immigrant youth shelters. It is a well-oiled machine that was set up to educate and reintegrate youth into American society. They also provide training for jobs. And baby, they are hiring.
Southwest Key Programs is funded by government and state programs. Here is an overview of what they do:
Southwest Key Programs is a national nonprofit organization providing transformative education, innovative safe shelters and alternatives to incarceration for over 200,000 youth and their families annually, while creating opportunities for their families to become self-sufficient. The inspiring youth and parents we work with are seeking the American dream: equality, education, and a higher quality of life. At Southwest Key, we simply open the doors to opportunity so they can achieve these dreams.
Southwest Key Programs ranks 5th among the Top Hispanic Nonprofits in America, employing a creative and diverse staff of over 2,200 employees. Because of Southwest Key’s work, thousands of youth have beendiverted from prisons, jails, and institutions, enabling them to stay at home with their families and out of trouble. Southwest Key has reunified thousands of immigrant children with their families and provided these unaccompanied minors with 24-hour care and education. Southwest Key is one of only three nonprofits in Austin to be accredited by the Council on Accreditation, the nation’s leading human service accrediting body.
From the start, a cornerstone of all of our programs has been culturally-relevant education. Since 1999 we have refined our model by operating leading alternative schools throughout Texas, preventing hundreds of youth from dropping out of school by providing them with individualized education in a therapeutic setting. In 2009, East Austin College Prep opened at Southwest Key’s El Centro de Familia campus.


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University of Illinois Professor Blames Jews For Anti-Semitism

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IRS seeks help destroying another 3,200 hard drives

From the Washington Times:
Days after IRS officials said in a sworn statement that former top agency employee Lois G. Lerner’s computer memory had been wiped clean, the agency put out word to contractors Monday that it needs help to destroy at least another 3,200 hard drives. 
The Internal Revenue Service solicitation for “media destruction” services reflects an otherwise routine job to protect sensitive taxpayer information, but it was made while the agency’s record destruction practices remain under a sharp congressional spotlight.

Now IRS Reports EVEN MORE Computer Crashes, Doesn’t Know If Emails Still Exist
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38 Special
Wild Eyed Southern Boys

Caught Up In You

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Monday, July 21, 2014

The French Intifada is the most terrifying non-fiction book currently on the market

Harold Goldmeier reviewed Andrew Hussey's new book, The French Intifada, which tells the history of how Islamofascism ended up in France's backyard; surely one of the scariest non-fiction books you can read. It also tells how, when the French colonialists came to Africa:
The Europeans brought their ancient religious hatred of the Jews to North Africa. ‎It was, inter alia, French anti-Semitism that gave gravitas to Jew-hatred among ‎Arabs. Hussey illustrates this with a fascinating, little-known story on the heels of ‎the Dreyfus Affair. Doctor Mauchamp was murdered by an Arab mob in ‎Marrakesh. The Arabs labeled him an agent of the French there to control the local ‎population through the use of new technology. Rather than confront the ‎Moroccans directly, the French Foreign Ministry blamed the murder on a German ‎Jew, Judah Holzmann, an employee of the local pasha. A convenient scapegoat, ‎since everybody hates the Jews.‎
So the same government that turned Dreyfus into a scapegoat at the time also saw fit to use a similar tactic over in north Africa. Later politicians then proceeded to take what they first used with Jews and victimize their own community with it by bringing those same Islamofascists over to European soil. Describe it like this: "first they foisted abominations on the Jews..."

But it's not entirely accurate to say French anti-semitism influenced Arabs - what it did was jumpstart what was already written in the Koran. And that's one of the biggest sins anti-semites from allegedly western backgrounds could commit: re-encouraging more violence in what they see as the most ideal tools.

Here's a related op-ed from Robert Wistrich.
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Pro-Palestinian Protesters In France Attack Jews Marching For Israel, Set Fires And Loot Shops In Jewish Suburb

Sarcelles (AFP) – A French rally against the deadly Israeli offensive in Gaza once again descended into chaos Sunday as protesters looted shops and riot police lobbed tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowds.
The demonstration in the northern Paris suburb of Sarcelles is the third to have deteriorated in the space of eight days in a country that counts the largest Muslim population in western Europe and a huge Jewish community.
A decision by authorities to ban protests in areas deemed too sensitive has also garnered controversy as they took place anyway and turned violent, while authorised ones elsewhere in the country — as well as in other cities across Europe — were peaceful. 
But in the Paris suburb of Sarcelles — sometimes nicknamed “little Jerusalem” for its large community of Sephardic Jews — a banned but orderly demonstration of several hundred descended into chaos when dozens of youth — some of them masked — set fire to bins and lit firecrackers and smoke bombs.
Looters then began raiding shops, wrecking a funeral home and destroying its front window as several protesters shouted: “Fuck Israel!”.
Others raided a drugstore which caught fire. Young girls grabbed baby milk inside.
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Jewish Students Have To Be Extracted By Police After Being Surrounded, Roughed Up By Anti-Israel Protesters In Boston

From the Times of Israel:
In a corner of America’s oldest public common, some 200 anti-Israel demonstrators held a so-called “die-in” Saturday to protest Israel’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza. 
For the third time in eight days, Boston police were forced to intervene when a small group of student Israel supporters was swarmed by demonstrators screaming anti-Semitic epithets and initiating physical contact, said students involved in the incident. 
The two-hour “die-in” on the Boston Common climaxed when protest leaders read the names of Palestinians killed in Gaza since the fighting started. 
Holding signs printed with each victim’s name and age, demonstrators fell to the concrete as each corresponding name was read. 
On Friday, the day before the “die-in,” more than 1,000 Israel supporters gathered in the same spot of the Boston Common to support the Jewish state’s right to self-defense. 
Organized by the Israeli American Council, the Friday rally featured speeches from Jewish leaders and calls to defend Israel on social media.
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In Germany An Imam Calls For Genocide of Jews In Berlin Mosque

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Morning news from Gaza:HAMAS fires a large barrage … WHY?

If you have been watching the dead baby porno emanating from the HAMAS side of this as a function of the total % of pix from all arab media you can see what HAMAS considers important.
Including not incidentally, one female child who resurrected from her death in Syria, and made the trip to ‘Gaza’ to be photographed there. In the past the David Project has documented the great numbers of truly funny fakes such as the video of the funerals with ‘bodies’ falling to the ground when dropped. Too bad the world can see dolls. Of course in the wider struggle we have the pix of (literally) a GI Joe used as a fake ‘captured American GI’.
But what is important when we see something like the barrage of rockets this morning is that HAMAS, now stripped of support from the Shias from Qom, and having totally pissed off the Salafi from the peninsula- is that HAMAS, alone recognizes that without $, their mission, DEAD ISRAEL WITH ENOUGH DEAD JEWS, is in jeopardy, and the only way to get that $ is via dead baby porno.
HAMAS is not trying to tell Israel they can still launch. Israel, I am SURE, has a Shin Bet and Mossad which can SUBTRACT, and knows HAMAS must still have 7-8000 rockets to go.
HAMAS is not trying to buck up its people by showing them they can still launch, because the GAZANS can all HEAR the Merkava’s running around, and hear and see the Hellfires, JDAMS, and artillery incoming and take a rather stronger message from that, than joy from seeing unguided rockets head for Tel Aviv to be zapped by Iron Dome.
No, the only way HAMAS can win, is for verifiable NEW dead baby video which SUCCEEDS in raising enough money for HAMAS to get more concrete to NOT build shelters, and pay its people.
So we have Israel trying to win by CERTAINLY finding and destroying tunnels (don’t be shocked by a no man’s land SOWN with 1000’s of sensors after this), and degrading the launch ability of HAMAS, and we have HAMAS trying to goad Israel to make a mistake by killing a hospital filled with infant orphans.
HAMAS has, I am certain, those to who the creation of such a basket of ‘martyrs’ justifies any action they might take.
But let’s remember one thing, HAMAS stated mission is DEAD ISRAEL WITH ENOUGH DEAD JEWS, and compared to that the protection of their own children and the creation of Palestine are goals with rather limited joy.
THE HAMAS CONVENANT ARTICLE 13 (not that any others are really much different):
Peaceful Solutions, Initiatives and International Conferences:

Article Thirteen:

Initiatives, and so-called peaceful solutions and international conferences, are in contradiction to the principles of the Islamic Resistance Movement. Abusing any part of Palestine is abuse directed against part of religion. Nationalism of the Islamic Resistance Movement is part of its religion. Its members have been fed on that. For the sake of hoisting the banner of Allah over their homeland they fight. “Allah will be prominent, but most people do not know.”
Now and then the call goes out for the convening of an international conference to look for ways of solving the (Palestinian) question. Some accept, others reject the idea, for this or other reason, with one stipulation or more for consent to convening the conference and participating in it. Knowing the parties constituting the conference, their past and present attitudes towards Moslem problems, the Islamic Resistance Movement does not consider these conferences capable of realising the demands, restoring the rights or doing justice to the oppressed. These conferences are only ways of setting the infidels in the land of the Moslems as arbitraters. When did the infidels do justice to the believers?
"But the Jews will not be pleased with thee, neither the Christians, until thou follow their religion; say, The direction of Allah is the true direction. And verily if thou follow their desires, after the knowledge which hath been given thee, thou shalt find no patron or protector against Allah." (The Cow - verse 120).

There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors.

The Palestinian people know better than to consent to having their future, rights and fate toyed with. As in said in the honourable Hadith:
"The people of Syria are Allah’s lash in His land. He wreaks His vengeance through them against whomsoever He wishes among His slaves It is unthinkable that those who are double-faced among them should prosper over the faithful. They will certainly die out of grief and desperation."

There can be Israel or HAMAS, NOT BOTH, and it’s at their insistence

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KSA: The only way to stop Israel is peace… . Israel does not want peace, because it does not need it. But the Palestinians do

Just before this round kicked off, do we remember the articles which mentioned 6 HAMAS member killed in a work accident?
Michael Mukasey, Bush Admin insider and cabinet member writing in the WSJ:
Early in the current clash between Hamas and Israel, much of the drama was in the air. The Palestinian terrorist group launched hundreds of rockets at Israel, and Israel responded by knocking down rockets in the sky with its Iron Dome defense system and by bombing the rocket-launch sites in Gaza. But the real story has been underground. Hamas’s tunnels into Israel are potentially much more dangerous than its random rocket barrages.
Israel started a ground offensive against Hamas in Gaza on Thursday, intending to destroy Hamas’s tunnel network. The challenge became obvious on Saturday when eight Palestinian fighters wearing Israeli military uniforms emerged from a tunnel 300 yards inside Israel and killed two Israeli soldiers in a firefight. One of the Palestinian fighters was killed before the others fled through the tunnel back to Gaza.
According to Yigal Carmon, who heads the Middle East Media Research Institute, his organization’s monitoring of published material and discussions with Israeli officials indicate that Hamas’s tunnels—and not the well-publicized episode of kidnapping and murder involving young Israelis and a Palestinian teenager—were the spark for the conflict.
Consider: On July 5 Israeli planes damaged a tunnel dug by Hamas that ran for several kilometers from inside the Gaza Strip. The tunnel emerged near an Israeli kibbutz named Kerem Shalom —vineyard of peace.
That Israeli strike presented Hamas with a dilemma, because the tunnel was one of scores that the group had dug at great cost. Were the Israelis specifically aware of the tunnel or had their strike been a random guess? Several members of the Hamas military leadership came to inspect the damage the following day, July 6. A later official Israeli report said that the Hamas inspectors were killed in a “work accident.” But what if the Israelis had been waiting for the follow-up and struck again?
Hamas now saw its strategic plan unraveling. The tunnel network gave it the ability to launch a coordinated attack within Israel like the 2008 Islamist rampage in Mumbai that killed 164 people. Recall that in 2011 Israel released more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners, more than 200 of whom were under a life sentence for planning and perpetrating terror attacks. They were exchanged for one Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, who had been taken hostage in a cross-border raid by Hamas. Imagine the leverage that Hamas could have achieved by sneaking fighters through the tunnels and taking hostages throughout Israel; the terrorists intercepted Saturday night were carrying tranquilizers and handcuffs.
If the Israeli strike on the tunnel near the Kerem Shalom kibbutz presaged a drive to destroy the entire network—the jewel of Hamas’s war-planning—the terrorist group must have been thrown into a panic. Because by this summer Hamas was already in desperate political straits.
For years Hamas was receiving weapons and funding from Shiite Iran and Syria, under the banner of militant resistance to Israel. But when Mohammed Morsi became president of Egypt in June 2012, Hamas abandoned its relationship with Iran and Syria and took up instead with Mr. Morsi and the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood. Hamas also took up with Turkey and Qatar, also Sunni states, describing them at one point as the saviors of Hamas. Former benefactors Syria and Iran then called Hamas traitorous for abandoning the resistance-to-Israel camp.
The Hamas romance with Mr. Morsi was especially galling to Shiite-led Iran and Syria. The Shiites are only 10% of the world’s Muslims, and neither Iran nor Syria welcomed the loss of a patron to Sunni Egypt. The coup that removed Mr. Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood regime in June 2013 brought a chill in Egypt’s relationship with Hamas that has kept Egypt’s border with Gaza closed, denying Hamas that route of supply.
But Iran and Syria did not rush to embrace their former beneficiary. When Hamas tried to re-ingratiate itself with Iran this May, its political bureau head, Khaled Mash’al, was denied an audience in Tehran and could only meet a minor diplomat in Qatar. On June 26 the Iranian website Tabnak posted an article titled, “Mr. Mash’al, Answer the Following Questions Before Asking for Help.” The questions included: “How can Iran go back to trusting an organization that turned its back on the Syrian regime after it sat in Damascus for years and received all kinds of assistance?” and “How can we trust an organization that enjoyed Iranian support for years and then described Turkey and Qatar as its saviors?”
So on July 6, Hamas stood politically isolated and strategically vulnerable. It had lost the financial support of Egypt and could not get renewed support from Iran in the measure it needed. To some in the organization it appeared that Hamas had only one card to play—and on July 7 it played that card with rockets. As to the tunnels, last Thursday Israeli forces intercepted 13 armed terrorists as they emerged from a tunnel near Kibbutz Sufa in Israel.
And then, from KSA thunder and lightning:

There are other messages out there for the Palestinians instead of the violent one sent by Hamas. Writing in the London-based Arabic daily Al Hayat on July 12, Saudi intellectual Abdallah Hamid al-Din, no friend of Israel, urged Palestinians to abandon as unrealistic demands for a right of return, and to forgo as hypocritical calls to boycott Israel:

"The only way to stop Israel is peace… . Israel does not want peace, because it does not need it. But the Palestinians do. Therefore it is necessary to persist with efforts to impose peace. No other option exists. True resistance is resistance to illusions and false hopes, and no longer leaning on the past in building the future. Real resistance is to silently endure the handshake of your enemy so as to enable your people to learn and to live."

Plenty of others are sending the same message today. Whether Palestinians will listen is another matter.
Mr. Mukasey served as U.S. attorney general (2007-09) and as a U.S. district judge for the Southern District of New York (1988-2006).
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