Whenever Any Form of Government Becomes Destructive To These Ends,
It Is The Right of the People to Alter Or To Abolish It,
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Saturday, July 23, 2016

JIHAD IN MUNICH: Photo of Muslim Mass-Murderer

Ali Sonobly
Orphan of a Widow
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Muslim Migrants to be trained as German pool lifeguards to reduce escalating sex attacks by Muslim migrants at public pools

A flyer containing bathing rules seen in a swimming pool 
in Munich, Germany, pointing out women may not be sexually harassed

Preemptive Surrender in Germany

From the Daily Mail:
Migrants to be trained as German pool lifeguards to reduce escalating sex attacks by refugees at public baths 
Authorities trying to combat spate of sexual assaults by migrants in pools Federal Association of German Swimming Professionals backs provision 
The group claim the ‘inclusive measure’ would benefit everyone concerned Leaked police memo cited ‘grave concern’ over escalating sex crimes 
A professional swimming association in Germany wants to reduce escalating sex attacks by refugees at public baths by training migrants to become pool lifeguards. 
The Federal Association of German Swimming Professionals (BDS) says this would be ‘an inclusive measure that would benefit everyone.’ 
Last month a secret police document was leaked in Duesseldorf voicing the ‘grave concern’ of police chiefs about escalating sex crimes carried out by refugees at public swimming baths.
AND THEN THERE'S THIS:

MUSLIM AXE ATTACK ON TRAIN PROMPTS CALLS FOR COMPULSORY ISLAM CLASSES IN GERMAN SCHOOLS

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Muslims Lopped Off 5700 Muslima Clitorises In England Last Year


Another victory for Allah the Vagina-Hater.

From the Guardian:
There were 5,700 new cases of female genital mutilation recorded in England in 2015-16, the first annual statistics show. 
The figures, published on Thursday by the Health and Social Care Information Centre, show that in 18 cases the practice had been undertaken in the UK. 
The age group for which FGM was most common was five- to nine-year-olds, accounting for 43% of the total number of cases where the age at the time of being cut was known. 

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Did Gunman In Munich Lure Children With Fake Facebook Ad To McDonald’s?


From the Daily Mail:
Police are investigating a fake Facebook advert which offered free food at the McDonald's where a gunman killed the first of his nine victims. 
Munich was in lockdown for a major police operation around the city's Olympic Park, after an 18-year-old Iranian opened fire at the fast food restaurant, before targeting shoppers in a busy mall. 
The gunman's body has been found half a mile from the scene after he reportedly turned the gun on himself. 
Police now believe he may have acted alone, after they initially went in search of three gunmen yesterday. 
And at a press conference at 2.30am local time today, Munich Police President Hubertus Andrae confirmed the force were probing a Facebook page which was offering free food at the McDonald's at the same time the gunman began his shooting spree. 
The shooter has been identified as a dual nationality German-Iranian, who has been living in Munich for more than two years. 
A total of 21 people were taken to hospital as a result of the incident – three are fighting for their lives in critical condition and 13 are still receiving medical treatment. 
Terrified shoppers were seen running for their lives from the Munich Olympia Shopping Centre, in the district of Moosach, after hearing gunshots. 
Witnesses said that the gunman screamed 'I'm German' and 'Allahu Akbar' before shooting at children.
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Munich: Police Say the Shooter Was "German-Iranian"


Angela Burkal's Got a Fever, 
And the Only Prescription Is More Muslims

AP:
2:25 a.m.

Munich police chief Hubertus Andraes says the suspect in the Munich shooting is an 18-year-old German-Iranian from Munich.

Andraes said at a news conference that the attacker's motive was still "fully unclear."

Andraes said that the body of the shooter found about 2 1/2 hours after the attack was determined to be the shooter based on the evaluation of witness statements and closed circuit television.

Two others who fled the area quickly were investigated but had "nothing to do with the incident"


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1:40 a.m.

Munich police spokesman Peter Beck says 10 people were killed, including the likely attacker, in the shooting in the Bavarian capital.

Beck says investigators also believe the shooter killed himself and appears to have acted alone.


Munich police gave a "cautious all clear" early Saturday morning, more than seven hours after a gunman opened fire in a crowded shopping mall and at a nearby McDonalds.

AND THEN THERE'S THIS:

Vlad has an informative translated post from a German Q&A police conference with media:
UPDATED: Munich attacker was 18 year old German with Iranian background
which reveals the following interesting points:
question: (??) how Long?
answer: in this first Phase we can only confirm it started at 5:15, and at 8:30 the officers found the suspect dead
question: so the “Long weapons” was not factual?
answer: we did not find anything like that
question: the backpack?
answer: we did find a backpack
question: weapons insde?
answer: no weapons found inside
a weapon can be reloaded. we will search the crime Scene and then know how often he shot
question: what about the FB Posts where a, supposedly fake, Young woman asks Young People to come to mc Donalds at 4 o clock cause she would give out stuff for free
answer: it is part of the investigation
question: (?)
answer: we receied quite a few Video Uploads, we provide a dedicated upload. Videos and Pictures are helping us. especially to reconstruct the Course of Events. And we are questioning witnesses. But we understand that a few witnesses do not want to speak tonight, only tomorrow morning.
answer continued: I estimate around 11:30 tomorrow we will give a new update ...


OH, AND BY THE WAY, THE MOTHERFUCKER STILL RETAINED IRANIAN CITIZENSHIP, 

BUT HE WAS A "GERMAN-IRANIAN" ACCORDING TO THE AUTHORITIES.


MUNICH SHOOTER IDENTIFIED: 18 Year-Old With Iranian Citizenship

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Munich: Nine People Slaughtered on 5th Anniversary of Breivik's Mass Murder, Video Shows One of Shooters Cursing About "Turks"

UPDATE AT BOTTOM OF POST


I'm not sure, 
but I think this is the video referred to 
in the body of the story.

I guess I was wrong is supposing this was the work of Muslims.

From CNN:
A profanity-filled verbal exchange between a man who matches the description of the Munich shooter and a witness was posted on social media Friday. The exchange, recorded on two different camera phones, captured an intense conversation that ends in gunfire. The man who appears to be a shooter said insulting things about Turks, did not espouse jihadist ideology and spoke with a German accent. 
• Police said that at least 10 people were injured and that special forces from Bavaria and surrounding federal states have been brought in as reinforcements. 
• Nine bodies have been found in or around the Munich shopping center, police said at a press conference. Police are trying to verify whether one of these bodies could be one of the shooters, Munich police tweeted.
UPDATE - Now, Police are saying there was only one shooter.

So, who's the guy in the video ranting about "Turks"?
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Munich: Nine People Slaughtered on 5th Anniversary of Breivik's Mass Murder, Video Shows One of Shooters Cursing About "Turks"

UPDATE AT BOTTOM OF POST


I'm not sure, 
but I think this is the video referred to 
in the body of the story.

I guess I was wrong is supposing this was the work of Muslims.

From CNN:
A profanity-filled verbal exchange between a man who matches the description of the Munich shooter and a witness was posted on social media Friday. The exchange, recorded on two different camera phones, captured an intense conversation that ends in gunfire. The man who appears to be a shooter said insulting things about Turks, did not espouse jihadist ideology and spoke with a German accent. 
• Police said that at least 10 people were injured and that special forces from Bavaria and surrounding federal states have been brought in as reinforcements. 
• Nine bodies have been found in or around the Munich shopping center, police said at a press conference. Police are trying to verify whether one of these bodies could be one of the shooters, Munich police tweeted.
UPDATE - Now, Police are saying there was only one shooter.

So, who's the guy in the video ranting about "Turks"?
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Friday, July 22, 2016

Jihad in German Mall: Multiple People Dead in Shooting at Munich Shopping Mall (BUMPED FOR NOW)

Note from AOW...Be sure to read the comments section, which offers additional information.

The Muslims Are Restless

I know. I know. I have NO IDEA whether this was Jihad.

None whatsoever.

We must wait until the authorities have completed their investigation.

From CNN:
(CNN)Gunfire rang out at a shopping mall in the German city of Munich on Friday evening, leaving several people dead and others wounded, CNN affiliate NTV reported. The shooting, which started at about 6 p.m. local time at the Olympia shopping mall, is over, police spokeswoman Claudia Kvenzel said. Kvenzel had no immediate information about casualties or what led to the shooting.


Gateway Pundit notes, this was Obama just one hour ago.



AOW here...CNN just said, "This is looking more and more like an Islamist terror attack."

BREAKING: SECOND shooting in Munich as gunman opens fire at Metro stationA SECOND shooting has unfolded in a Metro station in Munich, Germany just minutes after a gunman opened fire at a shopping centre in the Bavarian city.

Also see #Munich at Twitter.




At least six have been killed and ten are injured.  The Daily Mail has this: alleged photos and video of one of the shooters.

One report is saying that there are three shooters.

UPDATES FROM PASTORIUS -












It is reported that the gunman fled after his shooting spree on the city underground network
A spokesman for the German police said there was a 'shooting spree' andspokeswoman Claudia Kvenzel said the incident was over

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3703705/Major-police-investigation-way-shots-fired-shopping-centre-Munich.html#ixzz4F9yicSLH





BREAKING: Munich Police Release Statement On Facebook; 'Witnesses report three different people with guns.'

Passengers on Munich metro ordered to evacuate immediately.

SKYNews: A witness confirmed to SkyNews there has been a second shooting at a metro station near Marienplatz in #Munich.

MSNBC: Witness: No security in Munich mall
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UK Reuters video Multiple deaths at shooting rampage in German shopping mall: police
"First images from the scene after gunmen went on a shooting rampage in a shopping mall in the souther German city of Munich killing many people, police said.

As armed security approach the parking facility, one shot can be heard (ff 1:00)

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UKDailyMail has photos of the alleged shooter outside of McDonalds
MsJulieLenarz twitter suggests this took place on anniversary of Brevik mass murder (accurate date)

Quote: "-video of man saying in Bavarian accent "I'm a German"
- witnesses report anti-foreigner solgans - anniversary of Breivik"
"RAMPAGE"

QUOTE===>"A Munich police spokeswoman said multiple people were killed or wounded. No suspects had been arrested yet, she said. “We believe we are dealing with a shooting rampage,” the spokeswoman said.-link<=====


Coincidence? Anniversary of Brevik murder rampage

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twitter video of shooter aiming at pedestrians outside of McDonalds appears to jibe with on of Breitbart London's twitter images of one of the victims...
bleeding on pavement (note the picket fence and curb appear to match as well as the hair and shirt color of victim on ground - with image of running pedestrian in film)
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We know a shooting occurred. Beyond that, we have no real information except body counts and injury counts.

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Burning Down The House

This is just awesome.

Proud to be an American.

Peter Thiel's speech is on-point/great AND funny.




Lisa Shin KICKS ASS!




Laura Ingraham




And finally, the INCREDIBLY HOT, incredibly poised and intelligent, Ivanka Trump.




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Nice Jihad: French Government Orders All CCTV Footage Destroyed, City Refuses Order




GatesofVienna: The Not-so-sudden Jihad Syndrome in Nice (read and view the entire report) which states:
"... a related article from Le Figaro, also translated by Ava Lon, concerning an official order to destroy all the CCTV footage of what happened in Nice on Bastille Day"
Suggesting all video and images of jihad committed must be duplicated and saved as proponents of the ethnic cleansing of existing remnants of non-compliant European culture have decided it is in their best interest to eliminate any lingering evidence which can be utilized to undermine their Coudenhove-Kalergi agenda

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Nice attack: City refuses police call to delete CCTV images

"This is the first time we are asked to destroy evidence," French newspaper Le Figaro quoted a source as saying. "The CCTV department and the city of Nice could be prosecuted for this, and also the officers in charge do not have jurisdiction to engage in such operations [to delete material]."

The paper said police and prosecutors wanted footage of the attack destroyed to preserve the dignity of victims and so it could not be used by jihadists for propaganda purposes.

But the French government has faced growing criticism about the extent of security measures and some reports have suggested the CCTV footage may show where and how police were deployed.
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The "Dark Speech" Meme


From Yaacov Ben Moshe:
The emerging meme to distract the public’s attention from his message and drain away the power of Trump’s speech last night it to call it a “Dark Speech”. 
It is not really clear why they chose this meme yet but I do know that it has huge psychological significance.  
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Donald Trump's Full Speech to the Republican National Convention: "Americanism, Not Globalism, Will Be Our Credo"

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Van Jones on Trump speech : Trump ‘schizophrenic psychopathic’

Van Jones, you know, …
In 1992, while still a law student at Yale, Jones participated as a volunteer legal monitor for a protest of the Rodney King verdict in San Francisco. He and many other participants in the protest were arrested. The district attorney later dropped the charges against Jones. The arrested protesters, including Jones, won a small legal settlement. Jones later said that “the incident deepened my disaffection with the system and accelerated my political radicalization.” In October 2005 Jones said he was “a rowdy nationalist on April 28th” before the King verdict was announced, but that by August of that year (1992) he was a communist
When he graduated from law school, Jones gave up plans to take a job in Washington, D.C., and moved to San Francisco instead. He became a member of a “socialist collective” called Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM) that protested against police brutality.
Then support for Mumia Abu-Jamal.
THEN: On March 10, 2009, it was announced that Jones would serve as Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. His position with the Obama Administration was described by columnist Chadwick Matlin as “switchboard operator for Obama’s grand vision of the American economy; connecting the phone lines between all the federal agencies invested in a green economy.”
In September 2009, a video on YouTube was circulated of a February 2009 lecture at the Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative at which Jones used strong language to refer to Congressional Republican lawmakers, and himself, when conveying that Democrats need to step up the fight. Jones was asked how Republicans could manage to pass measures through the Senate without a supermajority, yet Democrats, with 58 votes of their own, were being blocked by Republicans. Jones explained, “Well, the answer to that is, they’re assholes. As a technical, political kind of term. And Barack Obama is not an asshole. Now, I will say this: I can be an asshole, and some of us who are not Barack Hussein Obama, are going to have to start getting a little bit uppity. Then-Representative, now Governor Mike Pence (R-Indiana), the chairman of the Republican Conference in the U.S. House of Representatives, and Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas), Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, publicly criticized Jones, while Senator Kit Bond (R-Missouri) urged Congress to investigate Jones’ "fitness” for the position.
He was forced to resign.
THAT VAN JONES

In what world is a Van Jones, a communist who is against every idea of John Adams and the founders regarding property and entrepreneurship QUALIFIED in any way to be a political analyst and PAID by corporations thru commercials to spread this venom?

NEWT, shame on you for that video.
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"There is no ‘real America’”

John Stewart, yesterday
“You feel that you’re this country’s rightful owners. There’s only one problem with that: This country isn’t yours. You don’t own it. It never was. There is no ‘real America.’
You don’t own it. You don’t own patriotism, you don’t own Christianity, you sure as hell don’t own respect for the bravery and sacrifice of military, police and firefighters. Trust me.
I saw a lot of people on the convention floor in Cleveland with their ‘Blue Lives Matter’ rhetoric who either remained silent or actively fought against the 9/11 First Responders Bill reauthorization.
I don’t think he gets it, and I don’t think he ever will.

America, ‘pursuit of happiness’ means equal opportunity, and merit determining tomorrow.
But nice job trying to make equal opportunity into some kind of involuntary, inchoate, country club white supremacism.

This effort, this reflexive condemnation and framing of this issue, IS THE LEFT and why Kennedy-Humphrey-Truman democrats no longer have any place in D party.
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Man, just look at this hypocrite talking about Tarzan's allegedly dated style

This week, I think I'll comment now on a recent would-be op-ed by Andrew Smith, who writes the Captain Comics column for Tribune News (and has written some apologia for Islam in the past), and what he's saying about the history of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan, which just recently had another motion picture adaptation (not especially successful, but that's beside the point). He starts off with the following:
1 Corinthians 13:11 tells us: "When I was a child, I spake as a child, I felt as a child, I thought as a child, now that I am become a man, I have put away childish things."
But Mr. Smith did not, and his dishonest approach to journalism is picture proof of that.
Is Tarzan one of those childish things? Is it time to put away the most famous creation of Edgar Rice Burroughs?

This question is pertinent because the durable Ape-Man returns July in "The Legend of Tarzan," a new big-budget movie, starring Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz. The previews promise a gorgeous and heart-stopping film, where the special effects have finally caught up to the spectacle we could only imagine when reading the books of ERB.

And read him I did. Burroughs was part of the Nerd Canon, the books and authors that were virtually required reading for everyone in my generation who liked science fiction more than sports. I read every single Tarzan book (and every Pellucidar and John Carter of Mars book) one endless summer in junior high, back to back to back. It was glorious.

But even then, there were elements of the Ape-Man's stories that made me a little uncomfortable. As I grew older, the causes of that discomfort swam into focus.

But even then, there were elements of the Ape-Man's stories that made me a little uncomfortable. As I grew older, the causes of that discomfort swam into focus.

For one thing, the subtext of Tarzan is more than a little racist.

Even as a 12 year old, the Li'l Capn wondered why the white guy was better at everything in Africa than the black people who already lived there. Sure, he was raised by apes, so he was swinging around in trees from a young age, developing different muscles and skills than ground-dwelling Africans. But if this is a world where a mother ape might adopt a baby human, is it logical that it only happened the once? And that it happened to the only white baby, one who got there by accident? Seems to me that there are ought to be a few black Ape-Men swinging around the Congo, equal in talent and ability to the transplanted English lord, if not superior.
Oh yeah, look who thinks he's qualified to comment on racial issues. If any of the black protagonists were depicted being raised by apes and calling odd noises while jumping around, people like him would say that was racist. Why, they'd even say it if the black cast members were depicted swinging from trees just like Tarzan! So what's his point? I'd say it's best that Burroughs refrained from trying anything like that, since it would look rather ludicrous if any black Africans were depicted the way he suggests. He goes on to argue:
Also, the Tarzan books were more than a little sexist.

To be fair, Jane Porter showed more agency than most female characters written at the same time. She was shrewd, tough-minded, and not above grabbing a knife and defending herself. But even so, she seemed to spend most of her time in the Tarzan books as a hostage.

And women who weren't Jane ... well, they spent all their time threatened, screaming and/or being captured by bad guys, apes, ant-men, ancient Romans, and a variety of other lost civilizations. They were utterly helpless.

Finally, there was one level of discomfort that was uniquely modern. And that was the awareness dawning on the Li'l Capn -- and much of the world -- that the many animals being killed in various ways in the ERB books were no longer so plentiful. Not only were many of them disappearing, but so were their habitats. So not only was the large-animal population of the African veldt vanishing, so was the possibility that all of those lost civilizations of ant-men and ancient Romans and such could possibly remain lost. As the world kept shrinking, the Tarzan books were becoming both environmentally reckless and laughably implausible.

I don't say all this to savage the Tarzan books. They were written in good faith, with no intent to harm anyone. They were just entertainment, and often joyous, vivid entertainment.

And Burroughs wasn't a bad man. He never wrote anything sexist or racist directly. Women in Tarzan stories didn't suffer sexual violence (although they did get tied up quite a bit), and many black characters were written with nobility, pathos and honor.
Oh, what's this? I'd better take a moment to note that Mr. Smith is one of the same media apologists for DC Comics' Identity Crisis, which featured an obnoxious anal rape (!), illustrated from an almost 1st-person perspective, making it look like the reader was meant to enjoy and/or participate, which makes the miniseries even more revolting and creepy in hindsight. Practically all the women - superheroines or civilian - were ineffective and/or helpless. And the worst part of all was that the story made light of a serious issue. If Mr. Smith's got no issue with that, I don't see why he suggested he'd have one if Tarzan's tales had featured anything similar.

He doesn't even make clear that Jane Porter did evolve over time into a more capable adventuress, suggesting he's trying to omit quite a few times where we could give more credit to Burroughs than he's willing to.

And what if Tarzan's tales were set in a fictionalized African country rather than a real one? You can't really complain then, since that would help alleviate the potential implausibilities posed by the real life modern world that built up some rural parts of Africa over the past century. Don't take anything Mr. Smith say about not wanting to tear down Tarzan off the branch at face value.
But Burroughs was a man of his time. And his time was a century ago. The first Tarzan story was published in "All-Story" magazine in 1912, before either world war -- a time almost unimaginable from the perspective of today.
And Mr. Smith is a propagandist of today, more concerned about alleged biases by flawed but otherwise decent authors than about the most pressing current issues like terrorism and even anti-white racism.
To be clear: This was a time when phrases like "white man's burden," "Manifest Destiny" and "a credit to your race" were used without irony. The entirely imaginary "Yellow Peril" was frightening enough to white men that the U.S. instituted immigration quotas from Asia, and "Buck Rogers" began in a dystopia future with whites conquered by Asians. Jim and Jane Crow were quite healthy across the country, especially in the states of the old Confederacy. As to women, they didn't yet have the right to vote, and were expected to have lots of children, be homemakers and do what their husbands told them to do.

Given all that, Tarzan was practically progressive!
Something Mr. Smith happens to be, in a negative sense. Today you've got "liberation theology" in the form of Jeremiah Wright, Obama's former neighborhood pastor, and the hypocritical, vicious rhetoric of the Black Lives Matter movement, which isn't really concerned for Black Americans at all, and is more hell-bent on harming whites. There's also racism committed by Islamofascists to consider, but does he ever complain about that? Far from it, I'm afraid, so I'm not sure why he's supposedly concerned here.
Now, however, it's 2016. The flaws that alarmed the Li'l Capn decades ago have only gotten more glaring over time.
Trouble is, he doesn't want to notice any of them if they're performed by a modern leftist. He's a man who won't see the forest for the trees.
The movie is taking an easy way out by setting the movie in the early part of the 20th century, when many of the problems listed above were not yet considered problems. (We know this, because "Legend of Tarzan" takes place mostly in the "Free State of Congo," which was essentially a Belgian colony until it ceased to exist in 1908.) And I have no doubt that 21st century environmentalism and racial/sexual sensibilities will be evident in the writing, because that's almost unavoidable.

I further have no doubt that when I settle into my seat at the theater to watch "Legend of Tarzan" -- and I will -- that I will thoroughly enjoy myself. My inner 12 year old has been waiting for "Avengers"-level special effects to be applied to my other childhood favorites for a long time. (Here's hoping modern versions of "King Kong" and the classic Universal monsters aren't far behind.)

But as we all plod into an unknown future, we need to update our myths and legends so that they keep step with us. I don't want to put Tarzan away with other childish things, so future filmmakers, TV producers, comic book writers and prose editors must be mindful of which parts of Tarzan still work, and which don't.

And the latter -- the racism, the sexism, the slaughter of animals -- are the childish things that need to be put away. The rest we can keep. Because as we step into that unknown future, it will be comforting to have Tarzan walking beside us.
And Mr. Smith's long taken the easy ways out himself, after he praised Identity Crisis in 2004, its crude, offensive approach to women notwithstanding. He's never truly put away the sexism, and now that I think of it, he's pretty soft on racial issues too. As for the animals part, it's not often I read something so incredibly laughable: if the animals are violent carnivores like lions and tigers it's inevitable one would have to blast them in self-defense. To act like this is not a worry is just pushing a whole lot of touchy-feely-lefty propaganda upon the audience. Killing animals may be bad, but what about all the slaughter of innocent humans by Islamofacists? Complaining about the termination of animal life is cheap compared to that. And he has the gall to complain about childish things even as he looks the other way when it comes up in modern times.

Anyway, the movie may not have done as badly as Spielberg's movie based on Roald Dahl's overrated book, The BFG, but it wasn't the huge blockbuster it could've been either. Not that I'm complaining, because I think it's better to read the original books than watch a movie that could be stuffed to the brim with too many special effects. One sure thing, nobody should take the word of a propagandist like Mr. Smith at face value on any of this stuff, old or new.
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The Childishness of the NeverTrumpers: They Live in the Wish World of The Consequence-Free Choice


From Ace of Spades:
I felt it was necessary to dispel the widely-held myth, adored by #NeverTrumpers, that somehow attacking Trump relentlessly does not aid Hillary Clinton, and that they are not choosing Hillary Clinton by choosing to be NeverTrump. 
All choices have consequences. By supporting Trump, I am responsible for the consequences of a Trump victory -- and those consequences could indeed be dire. 
But a childish morally-unserious fantasy has infected the #NeverTrump not-so-intellgentsia, that they can agitate for Hillary Clinton -- by relentlessly disparaging Trump -- and somehow, they are not responsible for the consequences of the Hillary presidency they are bucking for. 
They've dreamed up this self-pleasing, responsibility-evading dreamscape in which those who plump for Trump are responsible for the outcomes of a Trump presidency, but, for no explanation thusfar discoverable, they are not responsible for the outcomes of the Hillary presidency they're agitating for. 
I tried to explain to them that there is no such thing as a consequence-free choice -- all choices have consequences, both on the upside and the downside -- and both the upside and downswide consequences must be considered by any adult, intellectually-serious person in making his choice. 
But they like this idea that, like little children, they are free to gambol and play in the fields and this does not even perturb the leading edge of a butterfly's wing ...
GO READ THE WHOLE THING.
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Smokin' Joe Kubek And B'nois King
2006
 


01. Burnin' to the Ground
02. I Saw it Coming
03. Crazy World
04. My Heart's in Texas
05. Tell Me Why
06. Better Be Getting it On
07. Where I Want to Be
08. She's Too Busy
09. I Need More
10. Make it Right
11. Healthy Mama

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

No Man

I can never get enough of this song.

Nightwish
Nemo


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NYDailyNews:

Americans in Saudi Arabia warned to ‘take extra precautions’ by State Department amid terror threat

Americans in Saudi Arabia were warned about a “potential, imminent threat against U.S. citizens” Wednesday and urged to travel with caution by the State Department.
The agency tweeted out a brief statement with the headline, “Reports of a potential imminent threat” in Jeddah.
The U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia was aware of threats to areas frequented by Westerners, such as “markets, restaurants and shopping malls,” among others, the alert said.
Those in the kingdom should “take extra precautions,” the warning noted.
Americans who planned to head to Saudi Arabia should limit “non-essential travel” and carefully weigh the risks, the State Department added.
The agency also restricted U.S. government personnel in the country from traveling within 50 miles of the border with Yemen.
They were also prohibited from visiting larger cities in regions recently hit by violence.
“Keep your security and situational awareness levels very high. Be prepared to postpone or cancel activities for personal safety concerns,” the advisory concluded.
The travel warning came roughly five hours after a similar announcement from the State Department warning Americans in Turkey to move with caution.
“The threat of terrorist activity (including attacks by firearms, explosives, vehicular assault, or other means, as well as kidnapping) remains elevated in many countries including Turkey,” the warning said.
According to the State Department’s Turkey Travel Warning, Westerners in Turkey have been explicitly targeted, and the Embassy advises U.S. citizens to be mindful of the potential for danger in crowded public access areas and those frequented by tourists. Attacks in Turkey and other countries may come at any time without advanced warning.”

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Computer hack helped feed an Islamic State death list

McClatchy:

WASHINGTON
The attack seemed like a garden-variety digital holdup.
A computer intruder, calling himself the “Albanian hacker,” left a message for the administrator of a website for an Illinois internet retailer: Pay two Bitcoins, or about $500 at the time, and the intruder would “remove all bugs on your shop!”
Such demands are typical among underground hackers who infect computers with malicious code and seize control of them, freeing them only after receiving a payment.
But this case was more than a surreptitious digital mugging. The trespasser had ties to the Islamic State Hacking Division, a terrorist cyber unit, and before it was over he’d put together a “kill list” for the Islamic State with the identities of 1,351 U.S. government and military personnel from the 100,000 names, credit card records and Social Security numbers he’d extracted from the host server.

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article90782637.html#storylink=cpyThe hacker operated in a gray area where criminal and terror interests blend messily to test malicious computer code, raise funds and identify Western targets, and it raises fresh concerns for U.S. businesses hit by cybercrime and for the government agents tasked with defeating it: If a business tries to make a problem quietly disappear, it may effectively be hindering government efforts to monitor terrorism. The need for collaboration between business and government on internet security has soared, even as distrust has risen between network managers and law enfoThe hacker operated in a gray area where criminal and terror interests blend messily to test malicious computer code, raise funds and identify Western targets, and it raises fresh concerns for U.S. businesses hit by cybercrime and for the government agents tasked with defeating it: If a business tries to make a problem quietly disappear, it may effectively be hindering government efforts to monitor terrorism. The need for collaboration between business and government on internet security has soared, even as distrust has risen between network managers and law The hacker operated in a gray area where criminal and terror interests blend messily to test malicious computer code, raise funds and identify Western targets, and it raises fresh concerns for U.S. businesses hit by cybercrime and for the government agents tasked with defeating it: If a business tries to make a problem quietly disappear, it may effectively be hindering government efforts to monitor terrorism. The need for collaboration between business and government on internet security has soared, even as distrust has risen between network managers and law enforcement.

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The hacker operated in a gray area where criminal and terror interests blend messily to test malicious computer code, raise funds and identify Western targets, and it raises fresh concerns for U.S. businesses hit by cybercrime and for the government agents tasked with defeating it: If a business tries to make a problem quietly disappear, it may effectively be hindering government efforts to monitor terrorism. The need for collaboration between business and government on internet security has soared, even as distrust has risen between network managers and law enforcement.

The hacker operated in a gray area where criminal and terror interests blend messily to test malicious computer code, raise funds and identify Western targets, and it raises fresh concerns for U.S. businesses hit by cybercrime and for the government agents tasked with defeating it: If a business tries to make a problem quietly disappear, it may effectively be hindering government efforts to monitor terrorism. The need for collaboration between business and government on internet security has soared, even as distrust has risen between network managers and law enforcement.

The case of Ardit Ferizi, an ethnic Albanian who was raised in Kosovo, is typical of hackers who “might act on behalf of a group but are also doing it for their own profit, for criminal means,” said John P. Carlin, the assistant attorney general for national security.
Ferizi’s case is also notable because his handiwork generated one of the first “kill lists” issued by the Islamic State designed to generate fear and publicity. FBI agents used the early list of U.S. military and government employees to notify the targeted individuals. More recent lists have included thousands of ordinary civilians and even U.S. Muslims the terrorist group considers apostates.
Ferizi, 21, was extradited from Malaysia last autumn and has been held by U.S. Marshals since then. On June 15, Ferizi signed a plea agreement in Alexandria, Virginia, in which he admitted to providing material support to terrorists and to computer hacking. He also signed a statement of facts outlining details of that support.
It marked one of the federal government’s first successful cyber terrorism cases in which an individual in custody admitted a link to a foreign terrorist organization.
Ferizi’s story is gleaned from federal court records, and an interview he once gave to Infosec Institute, a Chicago-based training center for technology professionals that also does research on hackers.
 
A native of Gjakova in western Kosovo, Ferizi was largely self-trained in computers. By his late teens had formed the Kosova Hacker’s Security, a group with vague pro-Muslim objectives. He adopted the moniker @Th3Dir3ctorY, and claimed that the group had hacked systems in Serbia, Greece, Ukraine, France and the United States, including Microsoft’s Hotmail servers and a research domain operated by IBM.
In early 2015, Ferizi traveled to Malaysia to study and “in part to get better access to bandwidth” to carry out cyberattacks, Carlin said.
His tools? A Dell Latitude laptop, a second MSI laptop and computer application known as DUBrute, which allows a user to seize control of another computer remotely.
Ferizi had already established contact with Junaid Hussain, a Briton who Carlin called “one of the most notorious cyber terrorists in the world.” At the time, Hussain lived in the Syrian city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State. A charismatic hacker of Pakistani descent, Hussain had once run a collective, TeaMpOisoN, and had a club of fanboys.
One day last August, a system administrator at the Illinois company, which is not named in court documents, contacted the FBI about a cyber ransom demand. Appealing to the feds for help was an unusual step.
“Most companies today pay the 500 bucks and go back to business,” Carlin said at a June 28 forum at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a public policy and research group in Washington.
Cyber ransom demands have exploded, with hackers hitting hundreds of businesses every day, encrypting hard drives and turning over the decryption key only once a payment has been made. The FBI estimates such attacks cost individuals and businesses $209 million in the first quarter of 2016.
“It’s grown extremely fast,” said Dan McNemar, director of intelligence at Binary Defense Systems, a Hudson, Ohio-based company that helps defend clients from cyberattack.
Yet those hit by the ransom attacks often are reluctant to report them.
“Companies do see a lot of risk when they consider coming out into the open about cyber incidents,” said Tristan Reed, a security analyst at Stratfor, an Austin, Texas-based global security consultancy. He noted that executives worry about reaction from shareholders and customers, and fear that government agencies won’t keep the information confidential.
Ferizi’s attack, however, was serious. He had placed malware on the company’s server that granted him “unfettered access to information” there, including all customer data, FBI agent Kevin M. Gallagher said in an affidavit.
Ferizi had scolded the company technician for trying to pry his malicious malware off the server, warning him in a message Aug. 19 – “please don’t touch my files!” – and signing off with a gleeful: “Greetings from an Albanian Hacker!”
In a separate message, he demanded two bitcoins, a type of encrypted digital currency, from the company in exchange for deleting his malicious code. He included a hyperlink to a Wikipedia page on bitcoins in case the administrator didn’t know what they were.
But Ferizi already had what he wanted. He’d spent the previous two months gathering and culling information from the company’s servers and passing the data to the Islamic State. According to Ferizi’s signed “statement of facts” in his case, the hacker searched the server for email addresses ending in “.gov” or “.mil,” indications that they belonged to civilian government or military employees.
On Aug. 11, the ISIS cyber army leader, Junaid Hussain, tweeted a link to a 30-page document containing vast details about 1,351 U.S. personnel, calling them “Crusaders” who were conducting a “bombing campaign against the muslims.” He said followers would “strike at your necks in your own lands!”
It was a coup for Hussain, but not one he’d live long to boast about.
A drone strike killed the British Islamic State hacker near Raqqa on Aug. 24. At the time, Hussain is said to have ranked No. 3 on a U.S. list of terror group members to be eliminated.
No direct link is publicly known between the drone attack and his release of the “kill list.”
A member of one private company’s digital intelligence team, who requested anonymity because he was dealing with terrorism, said of the Islamic State: “Their capabilities are 1,000 times what they were four years ago.”
But Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, a counter-terrorism expert at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, said U.S. government cyber experts are “orders of magnitude better” than Islamic State-linked hackers.
Reed, the Stratfor analyst, said many issues make it difficult for companies to know whether intruders like the “Albanian hacker” are linked to terrorist groups. Determining the provenance of an attack or a digital ransom demand requires difficult forensics.
But since so much of public infrastructure in the United States is owned by the private sector, including electric utilities, the government and private businesses will find themselves needing to work together more often.
“It’s actually critical to collaborate,” Reed said.

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Brazil arrests 'amateur' group accused of Olympics terror plot

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BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil arrested 10 people on Thursday suspected of belonging to a poorly organized group supporting Islamic State (IS) and discussing acts of terrorism during next month's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
The group, described as "absolutely amateur" by Justice Minister Alexandre Moraes, were all Brazilian citizens and in contact via messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Telegram. They did not know each other personally, the minister said.
The arrests came a week after a truck massacre in France and amid growing fears of a possible attack on Olympic targets when the first Games to be held in South America kick off on Aug. 5.
Federal police are monitoring about 100 people for possible links to terrorist groups, mostly in the porous tri-border region with Paraguay and Argentina, a presidential aide said on Thursday, requesting anonymity to speak freely.
Brazilian police and intelligence services have been cooperating with French, German, British, Israeli and U.S. intelligence agencies regarding the arrests, the aide said.
Although Brazil has no history of conflict with known militant groups, Moraes said the Games had made the Latin American country a more likely target, particularly because of participation by countries fighting IS.
"Today was the first operation against a supposed terrorist cell in Brazil," he said. "Brazil was not part of the coalition against IS, but because of the upcoming Olympics and because it will receive many foreigners, Brazil becomes part of the target."
The local Olympic organizing committee, Rio 2016, referred requests for comment to the federal government.
Brazil has planned an extensive security detail during the Olympics. It will deploy about 85,000 soldiers, police and other security personnel, more than twice as many in place for the London Olympics in 2012.
Brazil is also coordinating closely with partner countries and will operate a joint security center where representatives from more than 100 countries are expected to help share intelligence and monitor the event.
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Moraes said the individuals detained on Thursday were being monitored because they had accessed websites linked to IS.
The group did not have direct contact with IS, though some members had made "pro forma" declarations of allegiance to the militant Islamist group via social media, the minister said. He did not elaborate.
"Those involved participated in an online group denominated 'the defenders of Sharia' and were planning to acquire weapons to commit crimes in Brazil and even overseas," Moraes told a news conference.
The group had "no preparation at all" and was a "disorganized cell," he said, adding that authorities decided to intervene when the group started planning actions including martial-arts training and the purchase of firearms.
He said a member of the group had contacted a clandestine weapons site in neighboring Paraguay that sells AK-47 assault rifles, but there was no evidence they acquired any weapons. Two people will be brought in for questioning, in addition to the 10 already detained, he added.
Interim President Michel Temer called an emergency cabinet meeting following the arrests, the first under Brazil's tough new anti-terrorism law approved this year.
The minister said the group's leader was based in the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba, with others spread across nine Brazilian states.
A court in the state of Parana, where Curitiba is based, said there were indications that the group was planning to use weapons and guerilla tactics to achieve its aim.
Brazil's intelligence agency said on Tuesday it was investigating all threats to the Rio Olympics, after a presumed Brazilian Islamist group pledged allegiance to IS.
SITE Intelligence Group, a U.S. company that monitors the internet, reported the previously unknown group calling itself "Ansar al-Khilafah Brazil" said on the Telegram messaging app on Sunday that it followed IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and had promoted IS propaganda in Arabic, English and Portuguese.
It is unclear what relation those detained on Thursday may have with that group.
On Wednesday, SITE said alleged Islamist militants are giving advice for lone actors to carry out attacks during the Games, including the use of toy drones. The messages are being sent via the mobile messaging system Telegram, SITE said.
After last week's attack in Nice, France, Brazilian authorities said they would step up security measures for the Games by adding further roadblocks and cordons and frisking more visitors in Rio de Janeiro.

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UPDATED - Donald Trump Draws Moral Equivalence Between Erdogan Purge and United States Vis a Vis Civil Liberties


ASININE STATEMENT FROM TRUMP.

He sounds like fucking Noam Chomsky.

What a fuckin' idiot.

From the NYT:
Mr. Trump’s discussion of the crisis in Turkey was telling, because it unfolded at a moment in which he could plainly imagine himself in the White House, handling an uprising that could threaten a crucial ally in the Middle East. The United States has a major air base at Incirlik in Turkey, where it carries out attacks on the Islamic State and keeps a force of drones and about 50 nuclear weapons. 
Mr. Trump had nothing but praise for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the country’s increasingly authoritarian but democratically elected leader. “I give great credit to him for being able to turn that around,” Mr. Trump said of the coup attempt on Friday night. “Some people say that it was staged, you know that,” he said. “I don’t think so.” 
Asked if Mr. Erdogan was exploiting the coup attempt to purge his political enemies, Mr. Trump did not call for the Turkish leader to observe the rule of law, or Western standards of justice. “When the world sees how bad the United States is and we start talking about civil liberties, I don’t think we are a very good messenger,” he said.
GO READ THE WHOLE THING.

UPDATE -

NICO POINTS OUT THAT I SHOULD NOT HAVE TRUSTED THE NEW YORK TIMES TO GIVE THE FULL CONTEXT:

It's always good to read the whole transcript, rather than the careful editing of NYT to makeTrump sound bad at any cost.
"I think right now when it comes to civil liberties, our country has a lot of problems, and I think it’s very hard for us to get involved in other countries when we don’t know what we are doing and we can’t see straight in our own country. We have tremendous problems when you have policemen being shot in the streets, when you have riots, when you have Ferguson. When you have Baltimore. When you have all of the things that are happening in this country — we have other problems, and I think we have to focus on those problems. When the world looks at how bad the United States is, and then we go and talk about civil liberties, I don’t think we’re a very good messenger. 
I don’t know that we have a right to lecture. Just look about what’s happening with our country. How are we going to lecture when people are shooting our policemen in cold blood. How are we going to lecture when you see the riots and the horror going on in our own country. We have so many difficulties in our country right now that I don’t think we should be, and there may be a time when we can get much more aggressive on that subject, and it will be a wonderful thing to be more aggressive. We’re not in a position to be more aggressive. We have to fix our own mess."
That is not different from anything he's said throughout his campaign. NYT tried to spin this, Trump isn't saying anything different.

FROM PASTORIUS - Still, I have to say, I don't give a fuck how the world sees us as a result of a bunch of bad people who formed an organization called Black Lives Matter.  They are the culprits, not the US government, or the US as a nation. They are criminals and they are being stoked by the same kinds of Islamists that Erdogan, himself, is aligned with an represents.

Erdogan is a bad guy.

Black Lives Matter is bad.

The US is not bad.
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Judicial Watch Obtains Documents Revealing FBI Declared Mateen “NOT” To Be A Terrorist, DESPITE Mateen Having Admitted Lying to FBI About Statements Tying Him To Boston Bombing and Fort Hood


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(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch has released previously undisclosed documents from the St. Lucie, Florida, Sheriff’s Department revealing the FBI informed the sheriff’s office in late 2013 that Omar Mateen was “NOT” a terrorist and was no threat to “go postal.”  
The email from the St. Lucie Sheriff’s Department details the remarks were made during a phone conversation with Randall Glass, the Florida regional resident in charge for the FBI. 
Other documents show Mateen admitted to initially lying to the FBI about past statements tying him to the Boston Marathon bombers, the Fort Hood terrorist, and al Qaeda terrorists in Kenya. 
Judicial Watch obtained the document as result of its June 14, 2016, public records request seeking the following: 
Any and all records regarding, concerning, or related to a deceased individual named Omar Mateen, a/k/a Omar Mir Seddique… This request includes, but is not limited to, any and all records of communications between any official, employee, or representative of the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office and any other individual or entity regarding, concerning, or related to Mr. Mateen. 
Included among the documents obtained by Judicial Watch is a September 27, 2013, email memo from former St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Department Major Michael Graves to Sheriff’s Department Director of Detention Patrick Tighe. 
FBI concluded a several month long thorough investigation of one of our G4S employees, Omar Mateen, who works at the courthouse. Last night, I spoke with FBI SAC [Special Agent in Charge] Rand Glass who informed me they believe this individual has been making comments about his capabilities via his alleged middle eastern [sic] terrorist contacts as a form of tit for tat – who is the biggest and baddest rhetoric. 
Reportedly, Mateem [sic] told FBI he did this because a deputy who no longer works at the courthouse kept calling him a “towel head.” Mateen denied saying some of the things the FBI knows he did say. 
If he were smart he should not lie to them about any portion of the investigation (federal offense). They plan to speak to him again regarding his discrepancy. Rand told me “We do NOT believe he is a terrorist.” 
Yesterday, the FBI spoke with him in person and reportedly Mateen became very upset that someone contacted the FBI. Regarding this demeanor, Rand said, “I don’t believe he will go postal or anything like that.”
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