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Friday, July 31, 2015

Cream
Complete Reunion Concert 2005



1 I'm So Glad (James)
2 Spoonful (Dixon)
3 Outside Woman Blues (Reynolds)
4 Pressed Rat and Warthog (Baker, Taylor)
5 Sleepy Time Time (Bruce, Godfrey)
6 N.S.U. (Bruce)
7 Badge (Clapton, Harrison)
8 Politician (Bruce, Brown)
9 Sweet Wine (Baker, Godfrey)
10 Rollin' and Tumblin' (Waters)
11 Stormy Monday (Walker)
12 Deserted Cities of the Heart (Bruce, Brown)
13 Born Under a Bad Sign (Jones, Bell)
14 We're Going Wrong (Bruce)

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One Day in American Jew-Hatred, 2015



Jewish Summer Camp Vandalized With Swastikas in Michigan

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Vandals Topple 120 Headstones At Jewish Cemetery In Philly

You can thank Obama for this.

These incidents are the result of the National Zeitgeist fomented by Obama and his Leftist, Iran-loving minions in Politics and the Media.

Iran calls for Death to the Jews, for Israel to be wiped off the map, etc.

Obama makes friends with such people.

The Lefties in government and the media support his actions. 

That is "in the air".

More run-of-the-mill anti-Semites are emboldened and exhilarated by the whiff of Jew-hatred, and they attack Jews where their hearts are: their children, and their ancestors.


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Leaned so forward they fell on their face...

MSNBC Cancels Three Shows As Part Of Purge To Eliminate ‘Opinion’ Shows… 

Ed-schultz-MSNBC

Via Breitbart:
MSNBC is expected to announce big lineup changes coming to the network, as first reported last week. In an attempt to climb out of its disastrous ratings slump, the network is canceling three liberal programs and replacing them with straight news and breaking news coverage.

The coming line up change was first reported last week by Mediaite. Shows being canceled outright include The Cycle, a multiple-host show similar to Fox’s The Five, Now with Alex Wagner, and The Ed Show. Politico reports that MSNBC President Phil Griffin is expected to make the formal announcement as soon as Thursday.

Not all of the hosts of the three canceled shows are leaving. Alex Wagner is expected to remain with the network as is Ari Melber, one of the co-hosts of The Cycle. However, TV Newser reports that Ed Schultz, Abby Huntsman, Toure, and Krystal Ball are “out.”
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Iran Nuke Deal: Secret Documents, Public Not Allowed To See, Even Though They Are Unclassified


The Daily Beast (usually a highly Obama-friendly site) is on the case?

WTF?
Scattered around the U.S. Capitol complex are a series of Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facilities, or SCIFs, which are typically used to hold Top Secret information. 
But today in these deeply secure settings are a series of unclassified documents—items dealing with the Iran nuclear deal that are not secret, but that the Obama administration is nevertheless blocking the public from reading. 
The Obama administration delivered 18 documents to Congress on July 19, in accordance with legislation requiring a Congressional review of the nuclear deal. 
Only one of these documents is classified, while the remaining 17 are unclassified. Yet many of these unclassified documents cannot be shared with the public or discussed openly with the press. 
The protocol for handling these documents, set by the State Department and carried out by Congress, is that these unreleased documents can only be reviewed ‘in camera’—a Latin term that means only those with special clearance can read them—and must be held in various Congressional SCIFs. 
Most staffers were hesitant to discuss—let alone share—a number of these documents, even though they’re not classified, because they require security clearances to view. 
By mixing a classified document with unclassified documents, critics of this arrangement contend, important facts are being kept from the public just as Congress is deciding whether to support or oppose the Iran deal.
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Bernie Sanders Resents The Free Market, But Loves the Capitalism of Politics


Bernie Sanders: Don’t Need 23 Choices of Deodorant, 18 Choices of Sneakers When Kids Are Going Hungry 
The Socialist running for president says he doesn't begrudge Hillary Clinton for the money she makes giving speeches.

From Reason:

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who is running for the Democratic nomination for president, represents everything wrong with the populist redistributist left. Channeling his inner Hugo Chavez in an interview with CNBC, Sanders bemoaned the choice of deodorant and sneakers in this country, because children are starving. 
Via CNBC: 
You can't just continue growth for the sake of growth in a world in which we are struggling with climate change and all kinds of environmental problems. All right? You don't necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants or of 18 different pairs of sneakers when children are hungry in this country. I don't think the media appreciates the kind of stress that ordinary Americans are working on. 
Sanders, of course, is mistaken on the fundamentals. Economic growth is not a goal for the sake of itself—economic growth ignited by the freeing of markets has lifted more people out of poverty in the last century than any other force in history. Choices in the market contribute that improvement of the human condition—not just because 23 choices of deodorant mean more jobs than one choice of deodorant but because in a very real sense more choices mean more wealth. Bernie Sanders and those attracted to his economically illiterate, anti-capitalist rhetoric live in a world where working conditions haven't changed since the 19th century, where the United States is perpetually one tax or spending cut away from collapsing into Mad Max style chaos. 
Sanders peddles in the brand of populism where the wealthy are openly villainized, but he's careful not to say he begrudges Hillary Clinton for pulling in six figures a speech (for her insight, of course, not her political connections). He may be hedging his comments because he sees Clinton as vastly better than any Republican alternative, or he may be hedging his comments because he career hopes are for a similar speaking circuit. Here's the relevant exchange from CNBC: 
HARWOOD: It came out in disclosure forms the other day that Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton, in the last 16 months, have made $30 million. What does that kind of money do to a politician's perspective on the struggles you were just talking about? Does it make it difficult for recipients of that kind of income to take on the system? 
SANDERS: Well, theoretically, you could be a multibillionaire and, in fact, be very concerned about the issues of working people. Theoretically, that's true. 
I think sometimes what can happen is that—it's not just the Clintons—when you hustle money like that, you don't sit in restaurants like this. You sit in restaurants where you're spending—I don't know what they spend—hundreds of dollars for dinner and so forth. That's the world that you're accustomed to, and that's the world view that you adopt. 

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Apparently, It's "Far Right" To Have a Gay Rights March in a Muslim Neighborhood

But, of course, if you have a Gay Rights March in front of a Christian Church, that's Social Justice.

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Obama strikes again

Obama Humiliating Marines 
To Impress His Muslim Brother, Erdogan

Caroline Glick: In the wake of revelations that Turkey is giving hard support to the Islamic State, the US has changed its position from equal support of the Kurds and the Turks, to supporting the Turks exclusively.

While official Washington remain focused on the deal President Barack Obama just cut with the ayatollahs that gives them $150 billion and a guaranteed nuclear arsenal within a decade, Obama has already moved on – to Syria. 
Obama’s first hope was to reach a deal with his Iranian friends that would leave the Assad regime in place. But the Iranians blew him off. They know they don’t need a deal with Obama to secure their interests. 
Obama will continue to help them to maintain their power base in Syria though Hezbollah and the remains of the Assad regime without a deal. 
Iran’s cold shoulder didn’t stop Obama. He moved on to his Sunni friend Turkish President Recep Erdogan. Like the Iranians, since the war broke out, Erdogan has played a central role in transforming what started out as a local uprising into a regional conflict between Sunni and Shiite jihadists. 
With Obama’s full support, by late 2012 Erdogan had built an opposition dominated by his totalitarian allies in the Muslim Brotherhood. By mid-2013, Erdogan’s Muslim Brotherhood- led coalition was eclipsed by al-Qaida spinoffs. They also enjoyed Turkish support. And when last summer ISIS supplanted al-Qaida as the dominant Sunni jihadist force in Syria, it did so with Erdogan’s full backing. 
For the past 18 months, Turkey has been ISIS’s logistical, political and economic base. According to Brett McGurk, the State Department’s point man on ISIS, about 25,000 foreign fighters have joined ISIS in Syria and Iraq. All of them transited through Turkey. 
Most of the antiquities that ISIS plunders in Iraq and Syria make their way to the world market through Turkey. So, too, most of the oil that ISIS produces in Syria and Iraq is smuggled out through Turkey. 
According to the US Treasury, ISIS has made $1 million-$4m. a day from oil revenue. In May, US commandos in Syria assassinated Abu Sayyaf, ISIS’s chief money manager, and arrested his wife and seized numerous computers and flash drives from his home. 
According to a report in The Guardian published last week, the drives provided hard evidence of official Turkish economic collusion with ISIS. Due to Turkish support, ISIS has become a self-financing terrorist group. With its revenue stream it is able to maintain a welfare state regime, attracting recruits from abroad and securing the loyalty of local Sunni militias and former Ba’athist forces. 
Some Western officials believed that after finding hard evidence of Turkish regime support for ISIS, NATO would finally change its relationship with Turkey. To a degree they were correct. Last week, Obama cut a deal with Erdogan that changes the West’s relationship with Erdogan. Instead of maintaining its current practice of balancing its support for Turkey with its support for the Kurds, under the agreement, the West ditches its support for the Kurds and transfers its support to Turkey exclusively. 
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WACO BIKER MASSACRE: Waco Hires Attorney To Advise Justice of the Peace Who Charged 177 People On Identical Charges, Without Any Apparent Evidence

The Justice of the Peace Needs An Attorney?

Have any of you ever heard of a Judge or a Justice of the Peace needing and Attorney in the aftermath of the Charging of Defendants?

I have not.

From Aging Rebel:
At the end of June McLennan County, the ethical cesspool that surrounds Waco, hired a good old local boy attorney named David Deaconson to represent Justice of the Peace W.H. “Pete” Peterson. 
Peterson is the mooncalf who decided to charge 177, or 182, people he knew nothing about with engaging in organized criminal activity in order “to send a message.” No. No rational person knew what he was talking about. 
In an interview with the Waco Tribune-Herald, he sort of explained, “We had nine people killed in our community. These people just came in, and most of them were from out of town. Very few of them were from in town.” 
There is no need to speculate why Peterson might need a lawyer. Waco will explain that very soon, right after it releases the video and ballistics evidence and the autopsy reports.   
At the time the County hired Deaconson (photo above), he claimed defense lawyers were “harassing” Peterson. He announced he was giving the county a break on price by charging only $250 an hour instead of his usual $280. 
Deaconson is also the City Attorney for the grim Waco suburb of Lacy Lakeview and an adjunct professor for Baylor University School of Law where he teaches the art of the “mock trial.” 
According to the Tribune-Herald, Deaconson is serving as a “liaison” between “biker defense attorneys” and “the courts.” Whatever that turns out to mean, it may come as a surprise to most of the defense attorneys.
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Women

I Respect Your Feelings As a Woman and a Human


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Crazy Bitch


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Ooh La La

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Dublin Guitar Quartet
Arvo Part's Summa


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UK Muslim bought ricin to kill 1,400 people, faces light sentence: “No evidence that he was planning any sort of terrorist attack”

He Wasn't Planning a Terrorist Attack - 
Instead, He Rolled His Boyfriend Around In a Pile of Ricin, and Then Stuck His Nose Up Said Boyfriend's Ass - 
Weird, Perhaps, But Certainly Not Terrorist Activity

From Jihad Watch:
Shocking pictures show how a computer geek attempted to stash a batch of ‘deadly ricin poison’ capable of killing 1,400 people inside a toy Lamborghini. Mohammed Ali, 31, attempted to purchase the chemical weapon over the ‘dark web’ from his home in Liverpool. 
But the software programmer didn’t realise that his supplier was an FBI agent who tipped off police in the UK and sent him harmless powder. 
Under the username Weirdos 0000, Ali struck a deal with a supplier on the internet black market to buy 500mg of powder for £320 – enough to kill 1,400 people. 
The dad-of-two took delivery of the powder stashed inside five vials hidden inside a battery compartment Police then swooped on his home and arrested him under anti-terror laws. 
Ultraviolet light revealed Ali had handled the package which had been laced with a marker substance. 
Ali held his head in his hands as he was found guilty of attempting to have a chemical weapon in his possession at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today. He will be sentenced in September and faces a lengthy spell behind bars. 
The court heard Ali approached the undercover agent in January with a private message: “Hi, would you be able to make me some ricin and send it to the UK?” 
In a series of encrypted chats they discussed the price of a lethal dose, discounts for bulk orders and repeat purchases, and ricin’s “shelf life”, jurors were told. 
In his defence, Ali told jurors that he was just “curious” and wanted to test the boundaries of the Dark Web unaware that ricin was illegal. 
He told the jury: “I was interested in the Dark Net and ricin. I just wanted to know what the fuss was about.[“] 
But prosecutor Sally Howes QC said Ali was a “chancer” who lied to police about having ricin when he was arrested in the hope that he would “get away with it”. 
And everything about his conduct pointed to a man who carefully and meticulously researched and carried out a plan to buy ricin. 
Ms Howes told the jury that ricin was the “perfect poison” because it killed without leaving a trace in the body. 
Ali had ordered enough to kill up to 1,400 people, although his potential targets were not known. Justice Saunders said: “There is no evidence that he was planning any sort of terrorist attack. 
“There is also no evidence that he had in mind any specific victims for ricin. I do not accept he was going to dispose of it. 
“I’m satisfied it would have remained in his possession in some way and that is the basis on which I propose to sentence.”
Oh, by the way, the BBC is attempting to pass Mohammed Ali's Ricin purchase off as the work of a "Breaking Bad Fan", not Jihad. 
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Billion Dollar Babies: Planned Parenthood Workers Laugh While Sorting Through “5-Star” Baby Parts, “Another Boy!”



I'm so scared your little head will come off in my hands ... 

From Newsbusters:
At one point, a buyer asked, “What was that? A crack, was that the just the little bits of the skull?” to which they casually responded, “Mhmm.” 
Ginde, later looking at the dish proclaimed, “It’s a baby” and pointed out the heart. 
The medical assistant also chimed in at one point: “My fingers will smush it if I try to get it out” and laughed over the dead baby, deeming the intact parts worthy of “five stars.” 
Ginde also recognized a baby brain “blasted out” with water, and noted she sometimes doesn’t use water, so that the parts aren’t as “war-torn.” The video ended with one Planned Parenthood medical assistant announcing: “Another boy!”
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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Fourth Planned Parenthood Video: Planned Parenthood VP Says Fetuses May Come Out Intact, Agrees Payments Specific to the Specimen

"Cuz if you have someone in a really anti-(abortion) state, they're probably going to get caught."



"I know I've seen livers, I've seen stomachs. I've seen plenty of neural tissue. Usually you can see usually the whole brain comes out."

You know, these past 6 or 7 years, I've found myself wondering why America, and the West in general, is so willing to just capitulate to Islam.

Now I think I know why.

Islam's god, Allah is an angry flesh-hungry god. I've often said, Allah is Moloch. I say this because Moloch demanded to be fed on the flesh of human beings.

Here we see a Vice President of Planned Parenthood casually talking about the procurement of the flesh of babies, and the coordination (at the CEO level) of said procurement across the entire United States.

And here in America, we twice-elected a President who effusively proclaims his gratitude to Planned Parenthood, declaring,
Thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you.
He is asking his god to bless an organization which very likely spends the bulk of it's funds aborting fetuses/babies, not cutting off the providing of abortion services, until the baby has actually exited the body of the woman who carried it.

He confidently asks his god to bless this organization, because his god is hungry for the body parts of babies, and it is a certainty in his mind that Planned Parenthood is doing god's work.

And, as I said, We the People elected this man, TWICE. Barack Obama expresses our national will.

It is becoming patently obvious that our god is no different from Allah, from Moloch, or any other god, by any other name, who is hungry for the blood and flesh of innocents.

Mystery solved. This is why America is capitulating, surrendering, handing over our hearts and minds, piece by piece to the god of Islam.

Because there is not much difference between our god and theirs, when it comes right down to it.

If any at all.
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Imperialism: The Truth About Western Colonialism


From Victor Davis Hanson:
One word that has been central to our foreign policy for over a century is “colonialism.” Rather than describing a historical phenomenon––with all the complexity, mixture of good and evil, and conflicting motives found on every page of history––“colonialism” is now an ideological artifact that functions as a crude epithet. 
As a result, our foreign policy decisions are deformed by self-loathing and guilt eagerly exploited by our adversaries. 
The great scholar of Soviet terror, Robert Conquest, noted this linguistic corruption decades ago. Historical terms like “imperialism” and “colonialism,” Conquest wrote, now refer to “a malign force with no program but the subjugation and exploitation of innocent people.” 
As such, these terms are verbal “mind-blockers and thought-extinguishers,” which serve “mainly to confuse, and of course to replace, the complex and needed process of understanding with the simple and unneeded process of inflammation.” 
Particularly in the Middle East, “colonialism” has been used to obscure the factual history that accounts for that region’s chronic dysfunctions, and has legitimized policies doomed to fail because they are founded on distortions of that history. 
The simplistic discrediting of colonialism and its evil twin imperialism became prominent in the early twentieth century. In 1902 J.A. Hobson’s influential Imperialism: A Study reduced colonialism to a malign economic phenomenon, the instrument of capitalism’s “economic parasites,” as Hobson called them, who sought resources, markets, and profits abroad. In 1917, Vladimir Lenin, faced with the failure of classical Marxism’s historical predictions of the proletarian revolution, in 1917 built on Hobson’s ideas in Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism. Now the indigenous colonized peoples would perform the historical role of destroying capitalism that the European proletariat had failed to fulfill.

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Whether it was the Romans in Gaul, the Arabs throughout the Mediterranean and Southern Asia, the Huns in Eastern Europe, the Mongols in China, the Turks in the Middle East and the Balkans, the Bantu in southern Africa, the Khmer in East Asia, the Aztecs in Mexico, the Iroquois in the Northeast, or the Sioux throughout the Great Plains, human history has been stained by man’s continual use of brutal violence to acquire land and resources and destroy or replace those possessing them. 
Scholars may find subtle nuances of evil in the European version of this ubiquitous aggression, but for the victims such fine discriminations are irrelevant. Yet this ideologically loaded and historically challenged use of words like “colonial” and “colonialist” remains rife in analyses of the century-long disorder in the Middle East. Both Islamists and Arab nationalists, with sympathy from the Western left, have blamed the European “colonialists” for the lack of development, political thuggery, and endemic violence whose roots lie mainly in tribal culture, illiberal shari’a law, and sectarian conflicts. 
Moreover, it is blatant hypocrisy for Arab Muslims to complain about imperialism and colonialism. As Middle East historian Efraim Karsh documents in Islamic Imperialism, “The Arab conquerors acted in a typically imperialist fashion from the start, subjugating indigenous populations, colonizing their lands, and expropriating their wealth, resources, and labor.” 
Indeed, if one wants to find a culture defined by imperialist ambitions, Islam fits the bill much better than do Europeans and Americans, latecomers to the great game of imperial domination that Muslims successfully played for a thousand years. “From the first Arab-Islamic empire of the mid-seventh century to the Ottomans, the last great Muslim empire,” Karsh writes, “the story of Islam has been the story of the rise and fall of universal empires and, no less important, of imperialist dreams.” 
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This Week On The Gathering Storm: Open Mic!

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

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

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

Listen to the July 31, 2015 edition of The Gathering Storm Radio Show, live or later, by CLICKING HERE.

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A New Chapter

Many of you have patiently followed my rants and ravings on the unemployment situation in America (especially my own) for nearly six years now.

My wife was working full time at a non-profit and teaching yoga classes at night.

I finally landed a part time position at the local big box retailer.

While things were not exactly getting better or turning around, they had settled into a very chaotic groove with which I could work.

Then today, without warning, my wife was let go from her position. "Not passionate enough about your work". (translation -- she has worked six years for a non-profit that advocated for the disabled and she was one of only two non-disabled there. The other, twenty years her junior, had her position before my wife had vacated the office).

Still reeling I have no idea what I am going to do next. Nor how much I'll be able to post in the near term.

But I ain't giving up. Oh no.

Stay tuned.




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Breaking: Los Angeles Superior Court Bars Pro-Life Group From Releasing New Videos About Planned Parenthood Baby Parts Selling


You see, there are NINE MORE VIDEOS COMING, each one more damning than the next. So, they believe they have to put a stop to it, even if what they are doing is immoral, unfair, un-Constitutional, un-Reasonable, and idiotic.

These Judges need to be gone.
A temporary restraining order has been issued preventing an anti-abortion group from releasing any video of leaders of a California company that provides fetal tissue to researchers. 
The group is the same one that previously shot viral covert video of a Planned Parenthood leader discussing the sale of aborted fetuses for research. 
The Los Angeles Superior Court order issued Tuesday prohibits the Center for Medical Progress from releasing any video of three high-ranking StemExpress officials taken at a restaurant in May. 
It appears to be the first legal action prohibiting the release of a video from the organization. 
The Center for Medical Progress has released three surreptitiously recorded videos to date that have riled anti-abortion activists. 
The Senate is expected to vote before its August recess on a Republican effort to bar federal aid to Planned Parenthood in the aftermath of the videos’ release. 
In a statement Wednesday, center leader David Daleiden said StemExpress was using “meritless litigation” to cover up an “illegal baby parts trade.” 
“The Center for Medical Progress follows all applicable laws in the course of our investigative journalism work,” he said. StemExpress is a Placerville-based company started in 2010 that provides human tissue, blood and other specimens to researchers. Planned Parenthood is one of the company’s providers of fetal tissue.
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LIMBAUGH: We Cry Over Death of Cecil the Lion, But Shrug Off Planned Parenthood?


EIB:
I don't care whether he was a dentist from Minnesota or a terrorist from ISIS, it is senseless to be let onto a game preserve -- "preserve," protection -- with a bow and arrow and think you are engaging in sport while you kill a lion. It's just senseless. And I understand the sadness. People have an attachment to animals that is inexplicable. What I don't understand... 
Now, Jimmy Kimmel broke down almost in tears last night on his program, and the very same people will express sadness, tears, shock, dismay over the death of Cecil. I love cats, too, and I think Cecil is a great name for a lion. 
In fact, if I ever get another cat I'm gonna name it Cecil in honor of this one. My own cat was disappointed when she found out Cecil was killed. All animals are worried about this. Understand that. 
But how in the world can you get teary-eyed and misty-eyed and sad over Cecil and, at the same time, participate in burying what's happening at Planned Parenthood?
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Humpday Blues

Skip James
Sickbed Blues



Mountain Jack



Cypress Grove Blues



All Night Long

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Camille Paglia on "Snark Atheism"


From Salon:
You're an atheist, and yet I don’t ever see you sneer at religion in the way that the very aggressive atheist class right now often will. What do you make of Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens and the religion critics who seem not to have respect for religions for faith? 
I regard them as adolescents. I say in the introduction to my last book, "Glittering Images", that "Sneering at religion is juvenile, symptomatic of a stunted imagination." It exposes a state of perpetual adolescence that has something to do with their parents-- they're still sneering at dad in some way.... 
I’m speaking here as an atheist. I don’t believe there is a God, but I respect every religion deeply. All the great world religions contain a complex system of beliefs regarding the nature of the universe and human life that is far more profound than anything that liberalism has produced. We have a whole generation of young people who are clinging to politics and to politicized visions of sexuality for their belief system. They see nothing but politics, but politics is tiny.... 
But this sneering thing! I despise snark. Snark is a disease that started with David Letterman and jumped to Jon Stewart and has proliferated since. I think it's horrible for young people! And this kind of snark atheism–let's just invent that term right now–is stupid, and people who act like that are stupid.... 
I think Stewart’s show demonstrated the decline and vacuity of contemporary comedy. I cannot stand that smug, snarky, superior tone. I hated the fact that young people were getting their news through that filter of sophomoric snark.....
As for his influence, if he helped produce the hackneyed polarization of moral liberals versus evil conservatives, then he’s partly at fault for the political stalemate in the United States.... 
The resistance of liberals in the media to new ideas was enormous. Liberals think of themselves as very open-minded, but that’s simply not true! Liberalism has sadly become a knee-jerk ideology, with people barricaded in their comfortable little cells. They think that their views are the only rational ones, and everyone else is not only evil but financed by the Koch brothers. It’s so simplistic! 
Now let me give you a recent example of the persisting insularity of liberal thought in the media. When the first secret Planned Parenthood video was released in mid-July, anyone who looks only at liberal media was kept totally in the dark about it, even after the second video was released. But the videos were being run nonstop all over conservative talk shows on radio and television. It was a huge and disturbing story, but there was total silence in the liberal media. That kind of censorship was shockingly unprofessional.
Snark, Sarcasm, and Irony are close relatives.

In Being and Nothingness, in the chapter titled "Bad Faith and Falsehood", Jean Paul Sartre said the following about Irony:
In irony a man annihilates what he posits within one and the same act; he leads us to believe in order not to be believed; he affirms to deny and denies to affirm; he creates a positive object, but it has no being other than it's nothingness.

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BREAKING NEWS: Federal Judge Threatens To Hold IRS Commissioner, DOJ Lawyers in Contempt of Court over Lerner

IRS Commissioner, John Koksukaman

From Judicial Watch:
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced that U.S District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan today threatened to hold the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service and Justice Department attorneys in contempt of court after the IRS failed to produce status reports and newly recovered emails of Lois Lerner, former director of the Exempt Organizations Unit of the IRS, as he had ordered on July 1, 2015. 
During the a status hearing today, Sullivan warned that the failure to follow his order was serious and the IRS and Justice Department’s excuses for not following his July 1 order were “indefensible, ridiculous, and absurd.”  He asked the IRS’ Justice Department lawyer Geoffrey Klimas, “Why didn’t the IRS comply” with his court order and “why shouldn’t the Court hold the Commissioner of the IRS in contempt.”   
Judge Sullivan referenced his contempt findings against Justice Department prosecutors in the prosecution of late Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) and reminded the Justice Department attorney he had the ability to detain him for contempt.  Warning he would tolerate no further disregard of his orders, Judge Sullivan said, “I will haul into court the IRS Commissioner to hold him personally into contempt.” 
After the hearing, Judge Sullivan issued the following “minute order”: 
At the July 29, 2015 status hearing, the Government agreed that the Court’s July 1, 2015 oral order from the bench was clear and enforceable.  Nonetheless, the Government reasoned it inappropriate to file a motion for reconsideration until a written order was issued.  As expressed at the hearing, the Government’s reasoning is nonsensical.  Officers of the Court who fail to comply with Court orders will be held in contempt.  Also, in the event of non-compliance with future Court orders, the Commissioner of the IRS and others shall be directed to show cause as to why they should not be held in contempt of Court.  The Court’s July 1, 2015 ruling from the bench stands: (1) the Government shall produce relevant documents every Monday; (2) the Government’s document production shall be accompanied by a status report that indicates (a) whether TIGTA has turned over any new documents to the IRS, (b) if so, the number of documents, and (c) a timeframe for the IRSs production of those documents. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on July 29, 2015.
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Cursing Muhammed can lead to arrest in Israel

Anybody who's a realist and knows how the leftist mindset dominating some of the Israel police would know that as early as 1997, there were incidents where Jews were arrested for insulting the false prophet. Here's one recent example:
Jerusalem District Police arrested a Jewish youth Monday who is suspected of incitement at the Temple Mount, where he allegedly repeatedly called out "Muhammad is a pig." The incident marked the second such arrest of a Jewish visitor to the Temple Mount for making the insult to Islam's prophet in recent days.

Police arrested the youth based on a video clip which allegedly shows him taunting Muslims with the insult outside the gates of the Temple Mount in the Old City on Sunday.

The youth was arrested Monday morning upon arriving at the Western Wall and was being interrogated.

The police emphasized that they would not allow such provocations and disturbance to public order by Jews or Muslims at the holy site.

The incident came amid heightened tensions at the Temple Mount, which saw large-scale rioting on Sunday and the arrest of a Jewish woman last week, who also nearly sparked riots when she yelled, "Muhammad is a pig."

The confrontation for which 20-year-old Avia Morris was arrested last week was also recorded by a witness, and went viral shortly thereafter, further inflaming tensions.
And on that note, here's an article about that case too, where the lady tells how the police ignored harrassment during an Old City tour:
Morris spoke with The Jerusalem Post to explain in her own words what happened.

"For the entire 40 minute walk through the Old City to the Temple Mount, a group of Arab women followed us yelling Allah Akbar and Itbach al-Yahud [Kill the Jews in Arabic], as well as a number of curse words," she said. "We asked the police to keep them further away but they did not stop them. Instead, they let the women continue insult the Jewish faith and the Jewish people in our holiest place in the world."

Morris knew that she would be arrested immediately if she said anything while on the Temple Mount itself, so she remained stoic along with the rest in the group. However, the same group of women returned as soon as the group left the Temple Mount. Morris said she could no longer stay quiet as they continued their taunts and even made the symbol of Islamic State.

"By that point, I felt if I continued to stay quiet and if we continue to hide our heads, we would be like the Jews in exile who are afraid of non Jews and that aren't able to fight back. So I decided that it would be a disgrace to not say something back so I said 'Muhammad is a pig'... and after that, they were finally moved away from us."

On Friday afternoon, the day after the incident, police showed up at Morris's home and arrested her, only hours before the beginning of Shabbat, for allegedly inciting violence and for making an insult to a religious sentiment. She was released on the condition that she maintain a certain distance from the Old City for a week.

Following the incident and the posting of the video, commenters on Facebook went wild, supporting the taunting Muslim women and worst of all, called for Morris and her one-year-old daughter to be murdered. She said that police have not arrested nor taken action against any of these people.

Morris attempted to file a complaint with police following the death threats, but was told she cannot since it must be filed at the police station located in the Old City, from which she is forbidden to enter for the next week. Morris said police brushed off the matter. "They told me 'Fine, so next week [you'll file the complaint]." And in the meantime, while I wasn't able to filed a complaint, a complaint was filed against me and they arrested me."

"So this is not discrimination on the Temple Mount? That the Arab women can do whatever they want and we can't even whisper under our breath or respond in any sort of way? And the police aren't even letting me file a complaint over people threatening murder?"
It most definitely is discrimination. And, it's very serious. The police officials who put her through this crap should be truly ashamed of themselves. Here's one more related account, and Daniel Pipes provides more important notes:
2. This fits into a pattern going back at least to 1997, of the Israeli authorities arresting non-Muslims who offend Islamic sensibilities. For details, see my "Israelis Insult Muslims, Face Criminal Charges."
This is very dangerous, and shows that here in the country, much like in Europe, we have a problem with alleged lawmakers imposing laws against blasphemy to appease Islamofascists who by contrast will not be punished for their own crimes. It's something that must be challenged, and I encourage everyone who cares to protest. This is no more acceptable in Israel than it is in Europe.
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Kerry: We Do Not Have Access To ‘Secret Deal’ Between Iran And IAEA, Only Briefed On It


From Breitbart:
Tuesday at the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Iran nuclear agreement, Secretary of State John Kerry admitted he does not have “access” to the secret deal between the IAEA and Iran on the enforcement of inspections and has only been briefed on the agreements when pressed by Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX)
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Fiorina: Islam Was "The Greatest Civilization in The World"

Carly Fiorina - Whore of the Caliphate?

Well, there you go. I liked Carly Fiorina for about 12 hours.

I should have known better.

From Freedom Outpost:
Lots of people are losing their minds over Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, but apart from her terrible record at Hewlett Packard, the 60-year-old seems to believe the Islamic Ottoman Empire civilization was the greatest in the world. 
Americans, and people in general, often have short memories. This is why it is important to remind people of those who are asking for your vote. While the majority of Democrats at the federal level are not worth mentioning simply because they are so far from being worthwhile candidates, those that claim they love the Constitution and America under the Republican banner should warrant extra scrutiny. Fiorina is one of these candidates. 
In a speech that was given a mere two weeks after Islamic jihadists attacked America, the former HP chief executive officer gave a speech on technology, business and our way of life. She concluded her speech with the following: 
There was once a civilization that was the greatest in the world. 
It was able to create a continental super-state that stretched from ocean to ocean, and from northern climes to tropics and deserts. Within its dominion lived hundreds of millions of people, of different creeds and ethnic origins.One of its languages became the universal language of much of the world, the bridge between the peoples of a hundred lands. Its armies were made up of people of many nationalities, and its military protection allowed a degree of peace and prosperity that had never been known. The reach of this civilization's commerce extended from Latin America to China, and everywhere in between. 
And this civilization was driven more than anything, by invention. Its architects designed buildings that defied gravity. Its mathematicians created the algebra and algorithms that would enable the building of computers, and the creation of encryption. Its doctors examined the human body, and found new cures for disease. Its astronomers looked into the heavens, named the stars, and paved the way for space travel and exploration. 
Its writers created thousands of stories. Stories of courage, romance and magic. Its poets wrote of love, when others before them were too steeped in fear to think of such things.When other nations were afraid of ideas, this civilization thrived on them, and kept them alive. When censors threatened to wipe out knowledge from past civilizations, this civilization kept the knowledge alive, and passed it on to others. 
While modern Western civilization shares many of these traits, the civilization I'm talking about was the Islamic world from the year 800 to 1600, which included the Ottoman Empire and the courts of Baghdad, Damascus and Cairo, and enlightened rulers like Suleiman the Magnificent. 
Although we are often unaware of our indebtedness to this other civilization, its gifts are very much a part of our heritage. The technology industry would not exist without the contributions of Arab mathematicians. Sufi poet-philosophers like Rumi challenged our notions of self and truth. Leaders like Suleiman contributed to our notions of tolerance and civic leadership. 
Though Fiorina did acknowledge Christianity and Judaism in culture, she did not call them "a civilization that was the greatest in the world." She failed to recognize the long track record of Islam and its culture in the Middle East. In fact, understanding that we are a Christian nation, one would think that she would reference the rich heritage of Europe or even our early founding, but instead, two weeks after Islamists attacked America, she decided to praise the culture that spawned them. 
Not only that, but she apparently has bought into the lie that it was Islam was very important with regards to mathematics. Nothing could be further from the truth.
GO READ THE WHOLE THING.
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Three Things To Know

Pres Hussein Obama May not accept rejection of Iran deal by U.S. Congress

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Best Man at John Kerry's daughter's 2009 wedding? Iran Foreign Minister/nuke negotiator Javad Zarif’s son

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Kerry believes that if U.S. Congress scraps the Nuclear deal Iran's Nuclear Fatwa no longer valid

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AND A FOURTH THING TO KNOW:

On Fox&Friends this morning, it was reported that Mullah Omar died two years ago from tuberculosis.
Later in a repeat discussion of that report, they added...(take any hypertension Rx before continuing)
...the Bengazi5 from Gitmo...were his men and one is likely to replace his command.
This suggests that Obama was aware of the mullah's demise and cooperated in releasing his men to fill the void.
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Fiorina Gives a Great Speech - She May Have Found Her Stride

If she can build on this, we may actually have a chance.

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Did You Hear John Hurt/We're Going To Be Friends


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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

U.S. STATE DEPT. BARS CHRISTIANS FROM TESTIFYING ABOUT PERSECUTION

Testimony

From Front Page Magazine:
Originally published by Gatestone InstituteRaymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. 
During the height of one of the most brutal months of Muslim persecution of Christians, the U.S. State Department exposed its double standards against persecuted Christian minorities. 
Sister Diana, an influential Iraqi Christian leader, who was scheduled to visit the U.S. to advocate for persecuted Christians in the Mideast, was denied a visa by the U.S. State Department even though she had visited the U.S. before, most recently in 2012. 
She was to be one of a delegation of religious leaders from Iraq — including Sunni, Shia and Yazidi, among others — to visit Washington, D.C., to describe the situation of their people. Every religious leader from this delegation to Washington D.C. was granted a visa — except for the only Christian representative, Sister Diana.After this refusal became public, many Americans protested, some writing to their congressmen. 
Discussing the nun’s visa denial, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said:This is an administration which never seems to find a good enough excuse to help Christians, but always finds an excuse to apologize for terrorists … I hope that as it gets attention that Secretary Kerry will reverse it. If he doesn’t, Congress has to investigate, and the person who made this decision ought to be fired. 
The State Department eventually granted Sister Diana a visa.This is not the first time the U.S. State Department has not granted a visa to a Christian leader coming from a Muslim region. Last year, after the United States Institute for Peace brought together the governors of Nigeria’s mostly Muslim northern states for a conference in the U.S., the State Department blocked the visa of the region’s only Christian governor, Jonah David Jang. 
According to a Nigerian human rights lawyer based in Washington D.C., Emmanuel Ogebe, the Christian governor’s “visa problems” were due to anti-Christian bias in the U.S. government: 
The U.S. insists that Muslims are the primary victims of Boko Haram. It also claims that Christians discriminate against Muslims in Plateau, which is one of the few Christian majority states in the north. After the [Christian governor] told them [U.S. authorities] that they were ignoring the 12 Shariah states who institutionalized persecution … he suddenly developed visa problems…. 
The question remains — why is the U.S. downplaying or denying the attacks against Christians?The testimony of another nun, Sister Hatune Dogan, also made in May, indicates why the State Department may not want to hear such testimonials: they go against the paradigm that “Islam is peace.” 
According to Sister Hatune: 
What is going on there [Islamic State territories], what I was hearing, is the highest barbarism on earth in the history until today… The mission of Baghdadi, of ISIS, is to convert the world completely to the Islamic religion and bring them to Dar Al Salaam, as they call it. And Islam is not peace, please. Whoever says ISIS has no connection to Islam or something like this is, he’s a liar. ISIS is Islam; Islam is ISIS… We know that in Islam, there is no democracy. Islam and democracy are opposite, like black and white. And I hope America will understand. America today has the power that they can stop this disaster on the earth, with other Western countries.

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ISIS Plans To Provoke "End of the World"

The Muslims Are Restless

From the USA Today:
An apparent Islamic State recruitment document found in Pakistan’s lawless tribal lands reveals that the extremist group has grand ambitions of building a new terrorist army in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and triggering a war in India to provoke an Armageddon-like “end of the world.” 
The 32-page Urdu-language document obtained by American Media Institute (AMI) and reviewed by USA TODAY details a plot to attack U.S. soldiers as they withdraw from Afghanistan and target American diplomats and Pakistani officials. 
AMI obtained the document from a Pakistani citizen with connections inside the Pakistani Taliban and had it independently translated from Urdu by Harvard researcher and translator Mustafa Samdani. 
The Pakistani's identity was shared with USA TODAY, which has agreed not to identify him publicly because of concerns for his safety. 
The document was reviewed by three U.S. intelligence officials, who said they believe the document is authentic based on its unique markings and the fact that language used to describe leaders, the writing style and religious wording match other documents from the Islamic State, also known as ISIL and ISIS. They asked to remain anonymous because they are not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. 
The undated document, titled “A Brief History of the Islamic State Caliphate (ISC), The Caliphate According to the Prophet,” seeks to unite dozens of factions of the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban into a single army of terror. 
It includes a never-before-seen history of the Islamic State, details chilling future battle plans, urges al-Qaeda to join the group and says the Islamic State's leader should be recognized as the sole ruler of the world’s 1 billion Muslims under a religious empire called a “caliphate.” 
“Accept the fact that this caliphate will survive and prosper until it takes over the entire world and beheads every last person that rebels against Allah," it proclaims. "This is the bitter truth, swallow it.”
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France: Woman Beaten By Muslims For Wearing Bikini In Public Park

Take A Picture - It'll Last Longer

From the Independent:
French social networks exploded with anger after a young woman was reportedly beaten up by a gang of girls and young women for wearing a bikini in a park. 
Authorities have not identified the attackers but most commentators have assumed that they were Muslims. 
Protesters organised a demonstration in bikinis and other bathing costumes in the park where the attack occurred, in Reims in northern France. 
Although drizzle and cold winds meant only about a dozen people turned out, hundreds across France responded to a Twitter appeal by the anti-racist organisation SOS Racisme to post images of themselves or others wearing skimpy bathing costumes in public places, under the hashtag #jeportemonmaillotauparc (I wear my swimsuit in the park). 
The five attackers, aged 16 to 24, were quickly arrested and the three oldest have been remanded to appear in court in September, while two girls aged 16 and 17 face further questioning. 
The authorities have not named them but said that they all came from housing estates with large Muslim populations. 
It is not yet clear whether their unnamed 21-year-old victim was of French or north African origin. She was sunbathing with two friends in the Parc Léo Lagrange in Reims on Wednesday when one of the women verbally abused her for “immorally” exposing so much flesh in a public place. 
When she shouted back, the other girls and young women crowded around and slapped and punched her, police said. Passers-by intervened, and the victim was badly bruised rather than seriously hurt. 
Police told L’Union newspaper that the victim was not able to say whether or not her assailants were motivated by “religious opinions”.
How fucking gay-assed does a "god" have to be to forbid Hot Chicks in Bikinis.

WAR!

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Third Planned Parenthood Video Features Medical Director Talking Contracts for Procurement of Fetal Tissue, Payment, Negotiation, and the Actual "Procurement" Of Heads, Hands, Arms, and Other "Tissue"

Yay for Planned Parenthood!

I fucking love science!

You know what I love about it? It's settled.

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ISIS Executes German Kickboxing Champ After He Tries to Flee Caliphate


Allah just can't leave well enough alone, can he?

From International Business Times:
Two-time world champion in Thai kickboxing, Valdet Gashi, who had left his family in Germany to join the Islamic State was killed by Isis for attempting to run away from Syria. 
Reports of Gashi’s death had emerged a few weeks ago, after his family told a Swiss TV channel that he had died in Syria, though the reason of his death was not clear. 
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group that highlights Isis activities in Syria, has said that Valdet Gashi was arrested while trying to flee from Aleppo in Syria with ‘another group’. 
The Thai kickboxing champion was then jailed in the city of Manbej in Syria and later killed by Isis, the monitoring group said, citing ‘reliable sources’.
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Three Things Everyone Needs To Know About Islam

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UK: MPs call for 'anti-Muslim paramilitary manual' (Gates of Vienna) website to be investigated

MP Imran Hussain

The real concern of these MP's is that Gates of Vienna is promoting a cartoon contest.

Somehow, the MP's claim this means Gates of Vienna is inciting violence.

What a fucking joke.

From the Guardian:
A group of MPs have called for an investigation into a far-right website described as a training manual for anti-Muslim paramilitaries – amid fears that an upcoming exhibition of cartoons of the prophet Muhammad in London is designed to incite Islamist violence. 
The Gates of Vienna website has been heavily promoting the exhibition, which is understood to feature the same drawings shown in Texas in May when two gunmen attempted to storm the event and were killed by police. 
It has been organised by the former Ukip parliamentary candidate Anne-Marie Waters and is set to take place at a location in central London on 18 September with tickets priced at £35. 
Organisers say among those attending will be Geert Wilders, the Dutch rightwing politician who has espoused controversial views on Islam. 
In a report on the so-called British counter-jihadist movement, published on Monday, the anti-fascist group Hope Not Hate called for the exhibition to be banned. 
Nick Lowles, Hope Not Hate’s chief executive, said: “Our concern is that the event is intended to provoke a reaction from British Muslims. It is not about freedom of speech, it is about incitement. The authorities cannot allow this event to go ahead. Communities shouldn’t rise to their bait, we must stand together as a show of strength.” 
Lowles also said he had serious concerns about material published on the Gates of Vienna website. 
The site – the name of which refers to a 1683 battle between European forces and the Ottoman empire – contains detailed descriptions of how anti-Muslim paramilitary groups could operate during a conflict with European Muslims. 
One entry is a fictionalised account of a predicted race war, described as “a hard look at the near future in Britain”, with a section entitled “A guide to amateur bomb-making”. 
Waters is a contributor to the site and has written a lengthy post about the London exhibition. 
Lowles said he believed the site was hosted on British servers. “If a Muslim had a similar website, which includes bomb manuals and details about assassinations and establishing paramilitary groups, then you can be sure action would be taken,” he added.
Really? Is that true? I doubt it.

Anyway, here's the Gates of Vienna article on bomb-making. If you follow the directions in the article, you will well on your way to learning to use Google:
Those with a grasp of the underlying chemistry (which we will not be discussing in detail in this document) and the barest familiarity with Google will quickly discover that all sorts of chemical precursors for home-made explosives are available online to whoever wishes to order them, certainly in retail quantities and sometimes in bulk.
Fuck the Guardian. And fuck Imran Hussain.

UPDATE - By the way, this Hope Not Hate site, being people who believe in "Justice", THEY SUPPORT THROWING TOMMY ROBINSON IN JAIL FOR THE THOUGHTCRIME OF PLANNING TO ATTEND A CARTOON CONTEST:
CLAIM: Tommy Robinson Imprisoned to Stop Muhammed Cartoon Contest, UK Cops Won’t Deny
British police have refused to deny the sensational claim by hard-left activist group Hope Not Hate that former-EDL leader Tommy Robinson was recalled to prison to prevent him from taking part in a ‘draw Mohammed’ competition. 
Writing in an already questionable report, which in a stunning leap of logic claimed freedom-of-speech campaigners in the United Kingdom were attempting to ignite a civil war with British Muslims, Hope Not Hate director Nick Lowles wrote there had been a government conspiracy to take Robinson out of circulation. 
In a section of the report summarising the backgrounds of the Mohammed Cartoons organisers, Lowles claimed Tommy Robinson, real name Stephen Lennon, had been: “returned to prison for breach of license (for a conviction for mortgage fraud) in what appeared to be an attempt by the authorities to prevent him from getting in the cartoon plot”
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AP: NATO Holds Rare Emergency Meeting To Gauge The Threat Islamic State Poses To Turkey


Our "friends", the Turks.

AP: NATO Holds Rare Emergency Meeting To Gauge The Threat Islamic State Poses To Turkey
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO declared its "strong solidarity" with Turkey on Tuesday as ambassadors gathered for a rare emergency meeting about the threat faced by a member.
Turkey requested the extraordinary meeting to gauge the threat the Islamic State extremist group poses to Turkey, and the actions Turkish authorities are taking in response, including attacks on Kurdish rebels.
"We strongly condemn the terrorist attacks against Turkey, and express our condolences to the Turkish government and the families" of victims killed in recent terrorist actions, NATO ambassadors said in a statement after the meeting.
"Terrorism poses a direct threat to the security of NATO countries and to international stability and prosperity," the NATO statement said. "It is a global threat that knows no border, nationality or religion_a challenge that the international community must fight and tackle together."
Article 4 of NATO's founding treaty empowers member states to seek emergency consultations when they consider their "territorial integrity, political independence or security" to be in jeopardy. This was only the fifth such meeting in NATO's 66-year history.
In Ankara, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkish and U.S. officials were discussing the creation of a safe zone near Turkey's border with Syria, which would be cleared of IS group presence and turned into a secure area for Syrian refugees to return.
Speaking at a news conference Tuesday before leaving for China, Erdogan also said it was impossible to advance a peace process with the Kurds as attacks on Turkey continue.
The only good thing I can see about Turkey is that it creates a wall between ISIS and Europe.

Redneck Texan comments:

Funny how the chaos in Syria didn't really alarm the Turks until it looked like the Kurds might just kick their ISIS proxie's asses. 
Now they want to take the lands the Kurds control and make it a safe haven for "Arab" refugees. Changing the ethnic demographics of the area. 
Fuck The xenophobic Turks, Fuck Erdogan the Islamist, and fuck us for turning our backs on our Kurdish (yet Communist) allies. 
If we need to enforce a no fly zone it should be over the Kurdish areas of Iraq and Turkey.
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