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Monday, July 28, 2014


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Geert Wilders Warning to America

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In her polemical novel Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand imagines a world in which the most productive citizens–business magnates, mostly, creators of wealth and generators of progress–go on strike. Tired of being blamed for the world’s ills by parasitic liberals in the press, academia, popular culture and government, they quit. The result is chaos and disaster. John Galt is the mysterious figure who inspires the revolt of the wealth creators.
On first impression, one would say that Barack (“You didn’t build that”) Obama is the anti-John Galt. A classic demagogue, he is one of the liberal horde who inveigh against the successful while adding insult to injury by soliciting campaign contributions from them.

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Media Sources (the Independent, the Mirror, and Daily Mail) Are Claiming One Direction Singer Zayn Mailik is Receiving Death Threats in Response to "Free Palestine" Tweet

But, you know what?

I don't buy it.


Because no one has produced a single incendiary tweet as of yet.

The worst tweet they quote is, "Let me kill you".


I have a feeling there might have been more to the quote, or at the least, more intended.

Like maybe the real Tweet goes something like this:

"You want Palestinians to fight against Jews? Let me kill you (as in, your people) and see how you feel about that?"

And here are the only actual Tweets (from heartbroken fans) I have seen so far:


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“Over the weekend, Kerry did manage to facilitate something in the Middle East: unparalleled unanimity”

Avi Issacharoff
Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan were all in agreement that Kerry’s efforts were undermining the attempt to bring about a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas as quickly as possible. Moreover, Kerry’s framework and the ideas he presented led to an extraordinary phone call taking place between a senior Palestinian Authority official and an Israeli counterpart, during which the two mocked the senior diplomat’s naivete and his failure to understand the regional reality.
Kerry’s mistakes are embarrassing. A senior official in Washington on Sunday rushed to explain to Israeli reporters that the framework — the key terms of which were first published by The Times of Israel, and which then appeared in full on other media outlets — was but a draft that summed up a series of consultations between Kerry and the foreign ministers of Qatar and Turkey, Khalid al-Attiyah and Ahmet Davutoglu. But this is where the mistake begins: The US administration gambled on the camp that supports Hamas, bankrolls it and pushes it to go on shooting.
Kerry and his staff made an outrageous decision to turn their backs on the Egyptian framework for a ceasefire in a manner that encouraged Hamas to continue shooting rockets.
This first mistake was exposed by none other than the political leader of the organization, Khaled Mashaal, who said in a press conference in Doha, the Qatari capital, that Kerry had turned to al-Attiyah and Davutoglu two days after the Israeli operation in Gaza began and asked them to push for a ceasefire. At the time, Kerry knew full well that a major Egyptian effort was underway to persuade Hamas to stop firing immediately. By turning to Doha and Ankara behind the backs of Cairo and Jerusalem, Washington — no doubt unintentionally — strengthened Hamas’s resolve against Egypt and Israel.
But the mistakes didn’t stop there. The farce continued with the amateurish draft that was immediately rejected by Israel’s security cabinet; it then reached new heights on Saturday in Paris, when Kerry decided to participate in an international summit on Gaza, attended by his new friends al-Attiyah and Davutoglu as well as the foreign ministers of the European Union, but not by a few players that Kerry apparently perceives as marginal – representatives of Egypt, the Palestinian Authority and, of course, Israel.
It’s hard to say what caused the Obama administration to join forces with the Muslim Brotherhood of all camps — loyally represented by Turkey and Qatar — and turn its back on the movement’s sworn enemy, the Egyptian government. The best case scenario is that it might have been amateurism or a misreading of the situation. In a less ideal scenario, Washington decided to forge an alliance with organizations and entities that would be happy to see Israel disappear from the map. I prefer to bet on the first option, the one that was discussed with such ridicule by the senior Israeli and Palestinian officials — that Kerry just doesn’t understand who’s playing against whom in the Wild Mideast.

Read more: Kerry’s mistakes strengthen Hamas’s resolve | The Times of Israel
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What do you mean, the UN is not balanced?

After Israel announced it will abide by the terms of a US-proposed halt to a three-week-old Israeli offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, the United Nations Security Council denounced the Jewish State for nevertheless continuing to shoot down Hamas rockets aimed at Israeli communities.
Has to be a joke, right?

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UN demands “cease fire”

Does not mention HAMAS stopping rocket fire, or IDF leaving Gaza. (Must be created by Obama law writers)
No matter, HAMAS says no cease fire is possible unless the blockade of Gaza is lifted.
I mean, HOW ARE THEY SUPPOSED TO GET MORE ROCKETS AND CONCRETE FOR TUNNELS? You know, for their peaceful objective.
HAMAS COVENANT: Article 13 There is no negotiated settlement possible. Jihad is the only answer
That poll was designed and conducted by Palestinians.
Every time I have introduced this poll into a twitter conversation with Arabs about peace and ending the endless violence in the middle east, the comeback is, that ‘well the Jews are living on land stolen from Palestinians’. The fact that this poll gives the LIE to a two state solution, or that NOTHING is different today from 1967 (except Israel had a lot more land) never occurs.
But they cannot understand EVEN ONCE that this concept carried through to the end can only mean that civilizational war of the peoples is going on between the Palestinians and the Israelis, and that Gaza (especially after freely voting in HAMAS) is no different from Schweinfurt, Regensburg, Berlin, Nagoya, Tokyo, or HIROSHIMA, and that Gaza is not reduced to the state of those sad cities by 1945 is because the Israelis DON’T WANT THAT END.

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Toronto Anti-Israel Rally: “Go Back To Germany Where They Can Kill You Again!”

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Today’s REALLY TRAGICALLY STUPID AWARD: RECIP ERDOGAN who is sending ships to Gaza

 Mr. Erdogan’s mind MUST be thinking the Israelis will back away from a confrontation because they will be afraid of some PR disaster. Actually if you watch the MSM, Israel has now suffered what Mr. Erdogan desires and, not only is it not so bad, here in the USA, the NETWORKS are suffering a credibility gap.
Israel, IMHO, MUST keep the blockade which means they MUST stop the Turkish flotilla by any means necessary.
If the USA had a president even WORTH warm spit we’d stop this before it got going, and if he couldn’t there would be a line of Arleigh Burke’s out there keeping the Turks from getting killed.
TUrkey has no business either in NATO, or the EU and the sooner we all realize this, the better for US
'Freedom Flotilla II' set to sail for Gaza from Turkey

Media report says activists – the same behind 2010’s ‘Mavi Marmara’ – scheduled to take off with Turkish military protection.

Mavi Marmara
Mavi Marmara Photo: Stringer Turkey / Reuters
Amid Israel’s Operation Protective Edge to stop Hamas attacks from Gaza, a “Freedom Flotilla” is being organized in Turkey to bring humanitarian aid to the Hamas-controlled Palestinian coastal enclave with the protection of the Turkish military, according to an unconfirmed media report.

The flotilla, called “Freedom Flotilla II,” is being organized by the Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH), the same organization that was behind the Mavi Marmara flotilla that sought to break Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip in May 2010.

Israel Navy commandos boarded the ship, were attacked, and killed nine of the attackers.

IHH chairman Bulent Yildrim was quoted by The Middle East Monitor as telling Gulf Online last week that the activists would set sail as soon as they receive the necessary permit from the authorities in Ankara and that the Turkish military would provide protection to the ship.

Diplomatic officials said Jerusalem was following the reports carefully, but stressed that it was not clear whether the flotilla would ultimately set sail.

So far there has only been a declaration of intent, with no firm date set, one official said.

Harold Rhode, a senior fellow at the New-York-based Gatestone Institute and a former adviser at the in the office of the American defense secretary on Islamic affairs, told The Jerusalem Post in an interview on Sunday that the real issue in the ongoing conflict is that Turkey and Qatar are supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas in their goals.

“[Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip] Erdogan has been associated with the Muslim Brotherhood long before he was prime minister,” Rhode said.

It should now be clear to all that Erdogan “is now out of the bag,” Rhode said, adding that US President Barack Obama does not speak to the Turkish leader anymore despite previously describing him as one of his closest friends among the world’s leaders.

“Erdogan is doing whatever he can to help Hamas,” he said, asserting that it will only hurt the Palestinian people in the end.
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Today’s GENOCIDE lesson for Mr. Erdogan









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Widespread Panic
Travelin' Light

Ribs & Whiskey

Barstools and Dreamers

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Former Christian in UK converts to Islam

Christian Today brings up the story of a woman who lost her way:
At university, Sarah Ager was known for her Christian faith. Her parents are Salvation Army ministers. She grew up going to church and being in the church choir. Belief in God and being a Christian were a fundamental part of her identity, until she converted to Islam when she was studying English in Leicester.

She wasn't peeved with the Church, didn't know much about Islam, and she didn't convert in order to marry a Muslim.

So what led her on this journey? She decided to look into Islam when she met some Turkish Muslims at university. "The main reason I started studying [Islam] was because I was embarrassed," she says.

"I knew nothing about Turkey or Islam, I didn't know what they believed; I was intimidated. I thought 'I have to at least Google this religion'."

But Sarah didn't stop at a quick Google search, she decided to take a course on Muslim women in literature as part of her degree. "There were two Muslim women wearing Hijabs on the course and I remember being intimidated and sitting at the other end of the room. I thought they must be really Muslim.

"But when they were speaking during the class, they had such a beautiful way of expressing their faith. I became more interested in finding out how they perceived God."

It's one thing to appreciate another religion, but what made her convert?

"Just one day I looked back and thought I wasn't a Christian anymore," she says.

"I can't remember the moment when I stopped believing that Jesus was the son of God, but I remember how I felt – I wasn't sure what I was or what I believed anymore. I had been so sure before."
I guess she was agnostic well before her conversion. Like various other converts, she remains ambiguous about what she thinks is wonderful about the Religion of Rape, offering no verses or passages to back up her argument. She also says:
"In the Qur'an there are often passages that say that you shouldn't judge something because you don't know if there is a part of that thing that God really loves."
But she won't back herself up? Again, I can't see what she's driving at. There's more ambiguity:
"When I put on a hijab, I'm reminded of how I want to present myself in the world," she says. [...]

"I think often people willingly ignore the peaceful message of the Quran and use it for their own advantage, it makes me incredibly sad. In the Qur'an it says you shouldn't force someone into religion – but then there are laws in Saudi Arabia which do.
She has effectively performed taqqiya. Koranic verse 8:39, for example, contradicts her defense. As for how she wants to be seen with a hijab, I've got a sad feeling that's because the Catholic wimple influenced it. That could partly explain why she failed to comprehend anything. Honestly, I believe such an outfit as the Catholic wimple outfit was a bad idea, if only because it was like a precursor to the hijab, and a form of wear that can deny the woman wearing it sunlight and vitamin D.

As noted, she was dishonest about the "messages" she speaks of in the Koran, which suggests there's more to this than meets the eye.
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Kerry’s Cease-Fire Proposal Met All Of Hamas’ Demands, None Of Israel’s

"Yes Sir, Mr. Hitler, Sir"

From YNET:
A ceasefire proposal presented to Israel by US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday made scarce reference to Israel’s security needs, Haaretz claimed on Sunday. 
Israel quickly rejected the proposal, with some commentators questioning Kerry’s grasp of the situation in Gaza. 
The newspaper claimed that the draft banned Israel from destroying the so-called terror tunnels that entered Israeli territory from Gaza during a proposed seven-day humanitarian ceasefire. 
According to Haaretz, the draft contained 3 key items outlining the ceasefire agreement between Israel and the “Palestinian factions.” 
These items include a seven-day humanitarian ceasefire beginning Sunday evening, use of the understandings reached after Pillar of Defense in 2012 as a starting point, and talks in Cairo “within 48 hours” to resolve outstanding issues pertinent to maintaining a long-term cease-fire. 
Haaretz said that Hamas’ demands were all met in the draft, including opening of border crossings, passage of goods, and payment of civil servant salaries. 
However, there is no mention, Haaretz said, of Israel’s central demand for the Gaza Strip to be demilitarized and the terror tunnels destroyed.
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The Definition of Dumbfuck

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Top Palestinian Official Warns Israel: “The BIG Explosion Is Coming”

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Security Sources Say Hamas Planned a Massive ‘Terror Tunnels’ Attack for September 24

The Blaze:

The Israel Defense Forces have uncovered so far more than 30 tunnels meticulously dug over years by Hamas as a means to infiltrate under the border from Gaza and launch attacks on Israel.
Now, the Israeli newspaper Ma’ariv has reported one brazen and chilling way Hamas had been planning to use its tunnels before Israel began uncovering some of them this week and dismantling them.
Quoting unnamed Israeli security sources, Ma’ariv reported that the plan was to send 200 terrorists through each tunnel simultaneously – using dozens of tunnels – to six Israeli communities in southern Israel for a shocking attack on the Jewish high holiday of Rosh Hashanah which this year begins on September 24.
Once there, the Hamas gunman planned to kill or kidnap as many Israelis as possible and bring the latter back to Gaza with them, again via the tunnels.

The IDF released this photo of one of the Hamas tunnels it uncovered (Image source: IDF)
The IDF released this photo of one of the Hamas tunnels it uncovered (Image source: IDF)

As of this weekend, six Israeli soldiers have been killed by Palestinian gunmen who snuck into Israel using the underground structures.
The IDF has captured dozens of Hamas fighters in Gaza. The IDF told the Times of Israel that 70 were transferred to Shin Bet facilities for interrogation.
The IDF released this map showing the route of some of the tunnels it uncovered. It many cases, the entrance shafts are hidden in private homes, near mosques and schools in Gaza.

IDF map
IDF map

This video from the IDF shows vivid aerial views of a tunnel being demolished:

This would not be the first time opponents of Israel have exploited a Jewish holiday. In 1973, Arab armies launched a surprise attack on Israel during the Jewish Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur.


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“We release all detainees under 14 years of age without taking any biometric identification, including no fingerprints”

Border Patrol agent to Congressman Stock Stockman of Texas at a detention facility (large hangar) where illegal alien (refugees?) where Stockman upon unleashing inquiries, found the place suddenly EMPTYING.
I can’t think of a better example of incompetent governance than what is going on at the border now.
  1. No one wants to turn away kids being raped or impressed into gangs like MS-13
  2. No one want to see these kids held in UNCOOLED AIRPLANE HANGARS in Texas, or Arizona IN FRICKIN’ JULY
  3. No one wants to see them, once here do anything but become GOOD AMERICANS thru SOME KIND of rational process, or GO HOME.
  4. No one wants the border ANYTHING but completely IMPENETRABLE to terrorists.
  5. No one wants to ADMIT gang members into the USA
  6. No one wants to excessively burden local, town taxed, and real estate taxed school districts and therefore American households with too many incoming alien refugees when they are compelled by law to hire bilingual teachers, and find space without notice.
  7. No one believes a kid from Nicaragua or Guatemala has less right than kids in Somalia to avoid being pressed into HORROR, but no one believes we can be a haven for kids EVERYWHERE ON EARTH. We just CANNOT DO THAT, physically (look where these kids are being WAREHOUSED), or certainly (as our family net worth’s decline) economically.
But all these things NO ONE WANTS is PRECISELY what is occurring.
Obama, given his INABILITY to do anything but campaign and calculate based on that ‘everything is a nail’ hammering campaign persona, is apparently going to do the unbelievable for this nation, and LEGISLATE MAJOR CHANGE VIA DECREE.
There can be but ONE WAY to limit this arrogant, unconstitutional, purposeful, UNAMERICAN, destructive behavior and it should be reserved for after November, WHEN THERE IS A REPUBLICAN MAJORITY IN BOTH HOUSES, IF AT ALL. As the effects of this flood spreads to school districts and potentially police blotters, and neighborhoods, and the border remains as it is, there will be a lot of the democrats LEFT in January 2015 thinking about November 2016 and what to do when republican majorities in both houses face only presidential vetoes of the American peoples’ will as expressed thru elections based on his performance (or lack of).
We face a VERY, VERY rough 2 years ahead. Right now the only realistic hope the democrats have of retaining the senate outright is if the R’s IMPEACH Obama and his ground game gets the vote out for the individual states, and congressional districts. My judgment is that his behavior will be to PROVOKE that response.
The republicans should not do it.

If there are republican majorities in both houses this will all look very different November 12th. And rule via Obama decree will have a very different set of responses.
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FBI Inadvertently Classifies President Obama As A Domestic Terrorist

From Red Flag News:

Definitions of Terrorism in the U.S. Code
18 U.S.C. § 2331 defines "international terrorism" and "domestic terrorism" for purposes of Chapter 113B of the Code, entitled "Terrorism”:

"International terrorism" means activities with the following three characteristics:

Involve violent acts or acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law;
Appear to be intended
(i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;
(ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or
(iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and Occur primarily outside the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S., or transcend national boundaries in terms of the means by which they are accomplished, the persons they appear intended to intimidate or coerce, or the locale in which their perpetrators operate or seek asylum.*

"Domestic terrorism" means activities with the following three characteristics: Involve acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law;
Appear intended
(i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;
(ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or
(iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination. or kidnapping; and Occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S.

18 U.S.C. § 2332b defines the term "federal crime of terrorism" as an offense that:
Is calculated to influence or affect the conduct of government by intimidation or coercion, or to retaliate against government conduct;
and Is a violation of one of several listed statutes, including § 930(c) (relating to killing or attempted killing during an attack on a federal facility with a dangerous weapon); and § 1114 (relating to killing or attempted killing of officers and employees of the U.S.).

* FISA defines "international terrorism" in a nearly identical way, replacing "primarily" outside the U.S. with "totally" outside the U.S. 50 U.S.C. § 1801(c).
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So at a dinner Friday night, the subject of Gaza came up

What made it interesting was the socialist-communist background of 2 people (one of whom is German and 69), the liberal-progressive background of 2 people and the center-moderately conservative background of 2 people, and one LONGER TERM Peace Corps gal who has served in Nicaragua, and is on her way in a few weeks to Armenia.

The distribution of professionals .. one full professor at a major university, one  lawyer, one retired cardiovascular researcher, 2 teachers, and a profession Peace Corps volunteer, and German a recently retired, ......agitator.

The least informed were the liberal people, not out of any neglect, but because they refuse to pay for cable, and therefore saw only ABS, CBS, NBC, and PBS. They were STUNNED to find out 57% of Americans think Israel is doing the right thing. From the news and the way it was reported they both thought more than 80% of Americans are opposed to Israel.

None of the others there had any idea what roof knocking was. When I explained THIS, then explained THIS, there was general laughter around the table, since we all agreed if the USA had been the one under rocket fire, the smallest weapon we would consider for roof knocking would have been a 500 lb JDAM. All agreed if it had been OUR nation under fire, any subsequent demonstrations would have been ignored.

All 7 people were in agreement over the fact that Israel, having suffered ~8,000 rockets fired into it's 1948 borders since they used the IDF to forcibly abandon Gaza settlements, and all of Gaza in 2005, was COMPELLED to act. All 7 people were in agreement that women and children should have been in shelters made from the concrete used for tunnels into Israel, which can have but ONE PURPOSE. All the others were VERY, VERY curious as to the answers to that on twitter by muslims.There has been NONE. After all, who wants to say, 'yah, we'd rather just kill jews, and tough for the kids, who will go to heaven anyway'. There seemed a strong undercurrent of anger and rejection towards any cause that could act that way with their children.

All 7 people were in agreement that the fate of Gazans made them unhappy, in fact VERY unhappy, but that the Gazans, having freely elected HAMAS had made their choice and were as responsible for their fate as was HAMAS. References to to Germany bringing in Hitler were negative towards Gazans since only ~32% elected Hitler, whereas about TWICE that number elected HAMAS.
No one could think of any way to stop the rocket fire, or end the tunnels besides the way that Israel was doing it.

Only 1 other person (the German) was familiar with the HAMAS CHARTER. Good Abbreviation HERE, full unadorned text HERE. None of them had heard of MEMRI.

NOT ONE PERSON, including the Peace Corps volunteer, believes there is ANY CHANCE for peace in the middle east, because it's basic requirements are missing. All agreed, that without being prepared to make the sacrifice and compromise of giving up right of return and recognition of Israel (complete with embassies, etc) Israel had no reason to give up anything, and that the end of occupation of Gaza had PROVEN that ending occupation made things WORSE, not better. And we don't even live there.

The recent poll of Palestinians by Palestinians  here, didn't even raise a comment.
Frankly though, the most shocking moment, came when EVERY SINGLE PERSON THERE (young person, 2 liberal-progressives, 2 socialist -communists, and my wife and I) agreed that Obama was a complete failure. While there was some divergence among the reasons we found him a failure ALL AGREED he didn't like the real job, didn't like the nitty gritty of compromise, and didn't have the aptitude for this kind of work. There was complete agreement over the fact of his incompetent governance. One person forwarded the idea that no president could be 'successful' anymore. AMAZING. All expressed surprise he was re-elected. I was reluctant to ask if anyone there had voted for him.

The German, a communist-socialist, married to a communist who had supported East Germany, and in whose family remained Holocaust Deniers, came to dinner wearing and IDF t-shirt. Go figure.
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Scuzlims Destroying Paris

The Muslims are Restless
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"Is Hamas a Terrorist Organization?"

HANNITY: Here to debate this, from the American Islamic Forum for Democracy -- Dr. Zuhdi Jasser is with us. And also joining us, the executive director of the Jerusalem Fund and Palestinian Center in Washington, Yousef, well, Munayyer is with us. Welcome all of you. Thanks for being here.

HANNITY: I want to ask Yousef a question. Is Hamas a terrorist organization?
MUNAYYER: Do I get to actually speak now?
HANNITY: You get to answer the question! It's a simple yes or no question. Is Hamas...
MUNAYYER: Sir, you invited me on here.
HANNITY: Is Hamas...
MUNAYYER: Sir, you invited me on here...
HANNITY: I'm asking you a question! Is Hamas, whose charter calls for the destruction of Israel -- is that a terrorist organization? That's a yes or no question!
MUNAYYER: Thank you for your question. And now I will...
HANNITY: Now answer it!
MUNAYYER: ... provide an answer.
HANNITY: Finally!
MUNAYYER: It's very telling to me that, and it should be telling to your viewers, as well, by the way, that the moment you have a Palestinian voice on your program who begins to explain the legitimate grievances of Palestinian...
HANNITY: Is Hamas a terrorist organization?
HANNITY: Answer!
MUNAYYER: Sir, let me...
HANNITY: Answer the question!
MUNAYYER: Sir, let me finish. Am I guest on your program or...
HANNITY: Yes, you're a guest, but...
HANNITY: ... a filibuster! Answer! Is Hamas a terrorist organization?
MUNAYYER: The United States certainly considers Hamas a terrorist organization...
HANNITY: Do you consider -- I didn't ask what the United States thinks! I asked what you think! Can you hear?
MUNAYYER: Look, if you -- if you think -- if you think that we are going to have any progress in this situation by simply yelling at me...
HANNITY: Is Hamas -- I'll ask you...
MUNAYYER: ... not really going to be helpful.
HANNITY: All right, let me ask you nicely. Is Hamas...
MUNAYYER: Let me ask you, sir, a question at this point...
HANNITY: ... a terrorist organization? Is Hamas a terrorist organization? Yes or no!
MUNAYYER: Let me ask you a question, sir, at this point...
HANNITY: No! You don't answer a question with a question! Is Hamas -- what part of this can't you get through your thick head?
MUNAYYER: I think...
HANNITY: Is Hamas a terrorist organization?
MUNAYYER: Excuse me?
HANNITY: Yes or no!
MUNAYYER: Excuse me? I already answered...
HANNITY: Yes or no!
MUNAYYER: ... your question. I already answered your question.
HANNITY: You did not!
JASSER: Well, this is the problem, Yousef, is that we cannot -- why is he asking you if it's a terrorist organization? Because terrorist organizations use children as shields, launch rockets into civilian populations, start a war that victimizes the poor children that are being killed in this war.
And just like when America has to go into Afghanistan, has to go into Iraq, we saw pictures from CAIR and other organizations saying America is killing innocents, when, in fact, we were fighting a legitimate war that had unfortunate deaths that happened, and this is about if you want to fight...
MUNAYYER: Do I get to say anything?
HANNITY: You had your chance!
MUNAYYER: Do I get to say anything, Sean?
HANNITY: You didn't say Hamas is a terrorist organization. Good-bye.
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The Imaginary Boat

Pierre Bensusan

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New Year's Prayer

Fall in light...
Feel no shame for what you are
As you now are in your blood
Fall in light

Feel no shame for what you are
Feel it as a water fall
Fall in light...
Grow in light

Stand absolved behind your electric chair, dancing
Stand absolved behind your electric chair, dancing
Past the sound within the sound
Past the voice within the voice

Leave your office
Run past your funeral
Leave your home, car
Leave your pulpit
Join us in the streets where we
Join us in the streets where we
Don't belong, don't belong
You and the stars
Throwing light

Fall in light...

Grow in light
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Everybody Here Wants You

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Lindsey Stirling

& John Legend
All Of Me


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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Liberal Fascism Makes All Synonyms For ‘Obstructionist’ Related To Conservatives

Ohio State Core Class Teaches Christians Are Dumber Than Atheists

Alne is Fascist, while Theo understands that everyone proceeds through life with the Free Will that God gave them.
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Toronto: Plane Diverted After Passenger Ali Shahi Makes Threat

Ali Shahi charged after Sunwing plane makes emergency landing in Toronto

A 25-year-old Canadian man has been charged after he allegedly made “direct threats” to the safety of a flight to Panama City this morning, resulting in the plane returning to Toronto for an emergency landing.
Flight 772 turned around after 45 minutes in the air for the emergency landing at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. It was escorted by two U.S. F-16 jets.
Ali Shahi, a Canadian citizen, has been charged with:
- Mischief to property.
- Mischief interfering of the lawful enjoyment of property.
- Uttering threats.
- Endangering the safety of an aircraft.
He is being held in custody until a bail hearing.
The two U.S. F-16 fighter jets from Toledo, Ohio, were dispatched to escort the plane back to Toronto…
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A Stunning (and sickening) Notice From the Vlad Tepes Blog

 Paris: Jew assaulted after Facebook page publishes pics of French Jews
Vlad says: 
Let me be perfectly clear on this point. A friend of ours actually tried to report this page to Facebook as it was a clear and utter violation of not just Facebook policy but the law. Facebook actually blocked our friend who tried to report it and not the page. And now, Jewish people are being physically attacked from the pictures etc. on that same page. And now you know why you never ever say anything true about yourself on or to Facebook)
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Gaza: Scuzlims Attack Red Cross Vehicle

The BBC can not imagine why the Scuzlims of Gaza would attack a Red Cross vehicle full of people who are only trying to help the Scuzlims.

I have a guess. Here it is:

Most "Red Cross" vehicles in Scuzlim areas are called "Red Crescent". And here is what they look like:

So my guess is, the Scuzlims, who feel themselves to be under attack by "the people of the Book" - a category which includes Christians and Jews), probably attacked the Red Cross vehicle, because it is an "Infidel" vehicle, rather than a Red Crescent vehicle for Scuzlims.

Get it?

The BBC could never figure out such a thing, could they?

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The Bomb Was "Degraded" - "Bad Hygiene" Caused Underwear Bomber's Bomb to Fail

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From Vlad Tepes Blog:

The Hague’s mayor Jozias van Aartsen is being urged to get tough on anti-Jewish demonstrators after people were heard chanting ‘death to Jews’ at a protest rally in the city on Thursday evening.

During the rally, in which some of the 100 protesters carried pro-Isis flags, Muslim youngsters were heard to shout ‘death to all Jews’, news magazine Elsevier reports.

Esther Voet of the Israel information centre CIDI said on Twitter: ‘people who made themselves unrecognisable, Isis flags, death to Jews and journalists take to safety. The Netherlands 2014.’ [...]

Many of the demonstrators had covered their faces – which is now illegal in Dutch law.

Jewish organisations said they wanted to know why he did not take tough action against the ‘spreading of hatred and calls to violence’.
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Friday, July 25, 2014

Never Again ... But "Too Soon"

From the Square Mile Wife:
A pharmacy is trashed.  A synagogue is attacked.  People gather in the streets and shout ‘Death to the Jews.”  Jewish owned businesses are targeted.  Europe circa 1940 makes a comeback in Europe 2014.  Europe never rid itself of anti-Semitism and it failed to acknowledge or confront it in a bold and meaningful way.  It definitely paid lip service to it - Never again, never again, never again – but in the post Shoah era it was far too easy for Europe to spread blame and focus on its own victimhood.  Official stances evolved over time however big public statements and apologies, regardless of their sincerity, often do not translate into public consciousness.  France is but one example.  
Forty-two years ago last week, on July 16 and 17th 1942, French police and municipal agents carried out Opération Vent printanier.  Over 12,000 Jews, including approximately 4,000 children, were arrested in Paris and imprisoned in the Vélodrome d’hiver.  Police entered apartments and went to the windows to stop Jews from escaping or committing suicide, as some did.  Neighbours witnessed these acts.   
Families were removed, marched through the streets, put on busses. 
Although some French families did shelter Jews (the target was to round-up 25,000 Jews for deportation that day), many simply watched as their neighbours were taken away by les gendarmes.  The Vélodrome d’hiver, more commonly known as the Vel d’hiv, was an old cycling stadium where the Jews were held for several days with little access to food, water, or sanitation.   
It was unbearably hot, people were sick, starving, scared.  Some committed suicide in the stadium.  After several days, the Jews were transported to Austerlitz, sent by train to Beaune-la-Rolande and then on to their deaths at Auschwitz.  Of the over 12,000 deported, approximately 25 survived.  Two children managed to escape from Beaune-la-Rolande.  
After the Shoah, many Jews who survived were reluctant to talk about their experiences.  French society certainly did not want to hear about them.  Few texts or first-hand memoirs of the Shoah were published in France during this time, and those that were met with little interest from the general public.  It was not until the 1987 trial of Klaus Barbie that the Shoah was thrust back into the general consciousness of the French public and its remaining Jewish community.   At this time there was a noticeable increase in memoirs written by Jewish survivors.   
Many who had kept silent for decades began to relate small parts of their experience to their families.  However, the general narrative that practically every French citizen had been a member of la Résistance continued.   
It was not until 1995 that French officials apologized for their role in the deportation of Jews, and the Catholic Church in France followed suit in 1997.  Even after this, French society has been reluctant to acknowledge anti-Semitism, beyond admitting that Jews were killed and France was complicit.   
This is why, when Roselyne Bosch began working on the film La Rafle (released in 2010), which depicts the events of July 16 and 17 1942, she was told that it was “too soon” and that France was not ready for this film.   
Seventy years later was too soon.   
Bosch made her film, and it was relatively successful.  Although the film is profoundly disturbing, it sanitizes much of what took place, including the treatment of Jews at Beaune-la-Rolande.   
A small boy, Nono, miraculously survives a train to Auschwitz, leaving viewers with a completely false trickle of hope at the end of the film.  Was this put in because a true depiction of events would have been too much for French viewers to handle?   
Joseph Weismann, one of the few survivors of Opération Vent printanier, visited the set of the film several times.  Weismann visited the set of the staged Vel d’hiv (it is no longer standing), and was overwhelmed by the director’s ability to recreate the horrific stench that permeated the stadium during his imprisonment.   
His daughter, who visited the set with him, informed him there was no smell.  So powerful were his memories of his final days with his family. 
Memories of the Vel d’hiv were stifled and repressed, left unacknowledged by French society for decades.  Finally, a small monument was built in Paris, it is located on the Seine, but it is obscure and there is little to mark it.  A tourist may happen to stumble upon it, but it is not easy to find.  The text on the monument reads as follows: 
La République françaiseEn hommage aux victimes des persécutionsRacistes et antisémites et des crimesContre l’humanité commis sous l’autorité de fait diteGouvernement de l’état français 1940-1944N’oublions jamais 
So very vague and absolving.   
There is another memorial at the former site of the Vel d’hiv, which is largely maintained by the Jewish community.  It is nestled in amongst other businesses on the street, visible but easy to walk past without much thought unless the passerby knows why it is there.  

Some believed France was not ready for the film La Rafle, but Europe was certainly ready to Irène Némirovksy’s Suite française.  Over 60 years after it was written, Némirovsky’s daughters began typing the hand-written manuscript their father gave them prior to his arrest and deportation.  Suite française was publiched in 2006 and proved very popular.   
It is interesting to note one of the most popular books written by a French Jew during the Shoah focuses entirely on life in France, for the French during the Occupation.  There are no scared or suffering Jews in her work.  But there are many French citizens in turmoil, which is also a factual reality of the period.   
Némirovsky does not delve into the Shoah at all in her text, in fact several of her other writings are considered anti-Semitic in their portrayal of Jews.  She wrote under a pen name when Jews were being persecuted in France.  She was arrested at her home and deported to Auschwitz where she was killed, she never finished writing Suite française. 
Official France has acknowledged its involvement in the deportation of Jews during the Shoah, but this does not necessarily translate to the public at large.  Reluctance to tackle this issue head on has stemmed from many places.   
Human nature dictates that people prefer to remember the heroes of la Résistance, or the Catholic priests who hid Jewish children (see Louis Malle’s Au revoir les enfants) – but these stories have overshadowed some of the darker parts of France’s history which need to be carefully and honestly examined in order for the public to move forward in a healthy way.   
Albert Memmi, in his semi-autobiographical book La Statue de sel, wrote of witnessing pogroms in his childhood home of Tunisia.  He idolized France and “la civilisation” it represented to him.  Mordekhaï, the protagonist, finds his vision of the world upended when German soldiers arrive in France (it is World War 2) and the French colonial police help them round up the Jews to be sent to camps.  (As an aside, Memmi was anti-colonial and anti-Israel).   
Seventy years later, the marriage of the groups who targeted Jews in Memmi’s book – Arab Muslims, French officials and parts of the public – are joining forces in France to denounce Israel and target France’s remaining Jewry.   
While French politicians denounce anti-Semitism in one sentence, they say rioters have legitimate grievances in the next (see Manuel Vallis).   
For years anti-Semitic rioters have been hiding behind their right to protest against Israel – emboldened by a public that does nothing to challenge them and may largely sympathize with them – these groups are so emboldened that they now run about Paris and its suburbs attacking Jews and Jewish businesses.   
And there is no mass public outcry.  In fact the only crying in the streets has been to kill the Jews.  In France.  In 2014.
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Charlie Haden and Chet Baker

Charlie Haden & Keith Jarrett

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DHS Chief Confirms Obama Admin Anticipated Surge In Illegal Immigrants Since January

Can we call it Treason yet?
DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson confirmed Thursday that the Obama administration in January anticipated a surge of some 60,000 illegal children crossing the Southwest Border. So far, only two cases among the flood of illegal immigrants this year raised concerns that terrorists were entering the United States, Johnson said during remarks to a security conference. 
Johnson recalled visiting a detention center in Brownsville, Texas, in January where 82 percent of a group of 995 detainees were from 30 different countries, most from Central America. The rest were Mexicans. 
“It was apparent to me then that the Rio Grand valley sector of the Southwest border needed to be an area of particular concern,” Johnson said during remarks at the Aspen Security Forum. 
“In January, in our budget process, we estimated that we were going to have 60,000 unaccompanied kids coming in,” he said, noting that resources for the influx were “ramped up.”
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Media Silent as Muslims Ethnically Cleanse 60,000 Christians in Philippines

From Sharia Unveiled:
When thousands of Muslims become refugees, then you can’t get the media to shut up about it for weeks. Thousands of Muslim migrants invading Burma became “refugees” and the media has spent the better part of a year ranting about how evil the Buddhists are. 
But when Muslim terrorists attack a Christian city creating tens of thousands of refugees, you couldn’t pay the media to cover the story, whether it’s in Syria, Egypt or closer to home in the Philippines. 
Philippine troops have started to battle their way into coastal villages in the south where Muslim rebels have held scores of residents hostage in a six-day standoff, sparking fierce clashes that have killed 56 people and displaced more than 60,000 Christians, officials said Saturday. 
President Benigno Aquino III said more firefights were expected but assured more than 62,000 displaced villagers being sheltered at a sports complex in Zamboanga city that the rebels’ capability to sow trouble has been degraded and the government was working to end the crisis soon. 
Zamboanga is the 6th largest city in the country and 3/4 Christian and an obvious target for the MNLF Muslim terrorists (who are of course denying responsibility and blaming a rogue leader). 
It’s an obvious target because of its central influence in Mindanao. It’s the city that Muslims want. And it’s likely that the MNLF is finding shelter in the Muslim parts of the city.
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