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Saturday, November 08, 2008

Meanwhile, In Latin America...

Iran’s Latin America push
As Washington ignores the region, Tehran has been making friends and influencing nations
, most notably in Venezuela, Paraguay and Bolivia:

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, for instance, has held up his close ties with Iran as an example of what his revolution can do for the region. He has much to show for it, including an Iranian ammunition factory, a car assembly plant, a cement factory and other such examples of Iranian involvement. And just to make sure the U.S. can’t interfere (as it has in the past), Iran Air initiated direct air service between Tehran, Damascus and Caracas.

Then there’s Paraguay’s new president, Fernando Lugo Mendez, who was lauded in the Iranian media as “an enemy of the Great Satan” after naming Hezbollah sympathizer and fundraiser Alejandro Hamed Franco as the country’s new foreign minister. Hezbollah — which is Iranian funded and supported — already has a well-documented presence in Paraguay, and the U.S. State Department has banned the minister from entering the United States or from flying on a U.S. airline.

Bolivian President Evo Morales jumped into Iran’s lap even more quickly than his neighbors, ordering his foreign minister to lift visa restrictions on Iranian citizens in exchange for a $1.1-billion Iranian investment in Bolivia’s gas facilities. Morales then gushed that Bolivia would move its only embassy in the Middle East from Cairo to Tehran. Iranian state television even agreed to provide Bolivian state television with Spanish-language programming, making it that much easier for every Bolivian to receive Iranian-produced news and documentary shows — i.e. propaganda.

More at Fausta's blog.

How will Obama handle foreign-policy issues here in the same hemisphere as the United States? We shall see, we shall see.

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Obama Bellweather Item Alert - no committment to Poland over Missile Shield

Barack Obama has made no commitment that a missile defense shield in eastern Europe will go ahead, an advisor to the president-elect said Saturday, in apparent contradiction of statements by Poland.


Earlier, a statement from Polish President Lech Kaczynski after the two men spoke by telephone said Obama had said he would go ahead with plans to build a missile defense shield in eastern Europe despite threats from Russia.

But Obama had given no such clear cut undertaking on the controversial program, his senior foreign policy advisor Denis McDonough said in a statement.

(The) "president-elect had a good conversation with the Polish President and the Polish Prime Minister about the important US-Poland alliance," McDonough said in a statement.

"President Kaczynski raised missile defense but President-elect Obama made no commitment on it.

"His position is as it was throughout the campaign, that he supports deploying a missile defense system when the technology is proved to be workable."

The statement by President Kaczynski appeared to put a different spin on the conversation between the two men.

"Barack Obama has underlined the importance of the strategic partnership between Poland and the United States, he expressed his hope of continuing the political and military cooperation between our two countries," the statement read.

"He also said the anti-missile shield project would go ahead," said a statement said.


This is not about symbols, or sending messages. These are items for the direct defense of NATO allies, and MISSILE DEFENSE WORKS

Mr. Obama will immediately end a LOT of bypartisan cooperation.

There will be parties the same day in the Kremlin, Beijing, Teheran, Qom and Beirut.

There will be NO retrieval from this error, and it will be right at the start.

First Biden test.....coming right up.

First galactic failure?



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Infidel Ingenuity - Muslim Ingenuity



The Most Advanced Quadruped Robot on Earth
BigDog is the alpha male of the Boston Dynamics family of robots. It is a quadruped robot that walks, runs, and climbs on rough terrain and carries heavy loads. BigDog is powered by a gasoline engine that drives a hydraulic actuation system. BigDog's legs are articulated like an animal’s, and have compliant elements that absorb shock and recycle energy from one step to the next. BigDog is the size of a large dog or small mule, measuring 1 meter long, 0.7 meters tall and 75 kg weight.

BigDog has an on-board computer that controls locomotion, servos the legs and handles a wide variety of sensors. BigDog’s control system manages the dynamics of its behavior to keep it balanced, steer, navigate, and regulate energetics as conditions vary. Sensors for locomotion include joint position, joint force, ground contact, ground load, a laser gyroscope, and a stereo vision system. Other sensors focus on the internal state of BigDog, monitoring the hydraulic pressure, oil temperature, engine temperature, rpm, battery charge and others.

In separate trials, BigDog runs at 4 mph, climbs slopes up to 35 degrees, walks across rubble, and carries a 340 lb load.

BigDog is being developed by Boston Dynamics with the goal of creating robots that have rough-terrain mobility that can take them anywhere on Earth that people and animals can go. The program is funded by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA).


And, as for Muslim ingenuity:


The Buzzing Prayer Rug

Amman - A Jordanian inventor has contrived a special prayer rug fitted with an electronic device intended to keep the Muslim faithful alert during prayers, the state-run Jordanian news agency Petra reported on Monday. 
Like many Muslims, Fawaz Abu Ragheb used to miss the number of times he had to kneel and touch his forehead to the rug during the five daily prayers that all devout Muslims must perform, the agency said. So he came up with the idea of fitting a sheet of metal equipped with an electronic device on the prayer rug on the spot where the forehead touches the carpet. 
Abu Ragheb said the device cost him 65 000 dinars to make but that he intends to commercialize it a price that would be “affordable” to all, according to Petra.He told the agency he was granted a special fatwa, religious decree, from several Muslim organisations including the Islamic research center of Al-Azhar, the Cairo-based authority on Sunni Islam, to ensure his device did not violate Islamic principles.
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Of Subversion, Subservience, and the Suffocation of Freedom

Guest Commentary by Edward Cline:

So let us summon a new spirit of patriotism; of service and responsibility where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not only ourselves, but each other.
That might have been the appeal uttered by U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson to support the subprime bailout, but it is actually an excerpt from president-elect Barack Obama’s victory speech, reprinted in the Daily Telegraph (London) on November 5.

Compare that excerpt with:

The first obligation of every citizen must be to work both spiritually and physically. The activity of individuals is not to counteract the interests of universality, but must have its result within the framework of the whole for the benefit of all.”
That was Point Ten of the program of the NSDAP, or the National Socialist German Workers Party, better known as the Nazi Party.

It gets better.

John McCain and Sarah Palin, they call this socialistic. You know, I don’t know when they decided they wanted to make a virtue of selfishness.
That was Obama glibly papering over his attacks on “the rich” in defense of his proposed tax policies, which in spirit are little else but a populist appeal to envy, to counter John McCain’s accusation late in the campaign that they were socialistic. Excuse the expression, but it was the pot calling the kettle black. McCain’s proposed tax policies were watered down versions of Obama’s, and no less socialistic than the Illinois senator’s.

And, in the realm of the ludicrous, it is a measure of Obama’s superficial grasp of economics that he could accuse McCain of wanting to make a “virtue” of selfishness, when McCain’s moral imperatives differ in no way from Obama’s, both men invoking selflessness and sacrifice as “virtues” that will help revitalize the country’s economy. Obama, however, was too preoccupied with his own appeal to voluntary servitude to take notice of McCain’s. If he had noticed it, and belabored the point, perhaps even an Obamaniac would have seen or at least sensed there was no difference between them.

It is also a measure of Obama’s ignorance and of his patronizing arrogance that all throughout the campaign he expressed concern about the plight of the middle class, which he seeks to make dependent on government largesse and favors.

It combats the selfish spirit within and around us, and is convinced that a lasting recovery of our nation can only succeed from within on the framework: common utility precedes individual utility. [Italics mine.]
“It” being the Nazi Party, in Point Twenty-four of the Nazi program. The italics are mine, selfish substituted for “Jewish-materialistic.” If one were able to ask any member of Congress if he agreed with the italicized statement in Point Twenty-four (without identifying its source), that the needs of the many trump the freedom of the individual, one would receive an affirmative. And, given the fact that the Democrats have taken virtually complete control of Congress, and that the Democratic Party’s determination to “reinvent” America is in accordance with the “change we seek” to make -- that is, the change Obama seeks to make -- the Democratic Party may as well be redubbed the National Socialist Democratic American Party.

It may strike some as a wild idea, but all one need do to see the parallels is compare Obama’s program for “change” with the Nazi program for “change” to grasp how closely the programs mesh in means and ends. Omit all references to Jews and Germans in the Nazi twenty-five point program, and in the appropriate points substitute individualism and private property for what Hitler and the Germans were obsessed with nationalizing, stealing, eradicating or “changing,” and one has the Democratic Party platform.

Others may assert that I am being too easy on Obama and the Democrats, and claim that Obama especially is a communist. Certainly the junior senator grew up in the company of adults who were communists or sympathetic to communism, and his activist work in Chicago before he ran for Illinois office was blue-printed by Saul Alinsky, the man who wrote a manual or two on how to “change” politics and society and who has also been praised by Hillary Clinton, who was less successful in applying his ideology.

But fascism, or National Socialism, or Nazism, in fundamentals is merely watered-down communism, a glittering fool’s gold side of the same ideological coin. It merely allows one to strive in the illusion that one has private property and a modicum of dissent, but expects one to shut up and take one’s orders from on high in service to the “general welfare” or the “public good.” Communists, when they nationalize everything, take the blame when things go wrong, and Party heads roll.

Under fascism, if things go wrong, it is the nominally private sector that will take the blame for failed policies and plans and receive the punishment, not their governmental authors and enforcers. This is what happened with the collapse of the subprime mortgage industry. That whole scam was socialism with a twist of Wall Street. The debacle gave Congress, the president, and both presidential hopefuls the excuse to blame “greed” and impose more controls, especially in the matter of suborning financial institutions that were in better shape than their failed or failing colleagues.

As has been widely noted elsewhere, the parallels of current events with events in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged are eerily applicable. Think of the Steel Unification plan that the government tried to talk Henry Rearden into, a scam that was intended to save Orren Boyle’s inefficient and looting steel company by enslaving Rearden’s. The same extortionate, larcenous plan can be seen in the bailout. The recent enlistment of BB&T in the bailout is a singular instance of the government’s program to leave no instances of solvency unshackled and independent of control.

To subvert the ideas of the Founders is to require obedient subservience to Obama’s vision of a socialist America in the name of “patriotism.”

I am picking up here where Nick Provenzo left off in his November 3rd posting on the parallels of Obama’s agenda with fascism, but have instead focused on the language of fascism as expressed by Obama from a few of his unacknowledged sources, the language of absolutism in politics that he slickly disguised in American patois.

The Promise of American life is to be fulfilled -- not merely by a maximum amount of economic freedom, but by a certain measure of discipline; not merely by the abundant satisfaction of individual desires, but by a large measure of individual subornation and self-denial….The automatic fulfillment of the American national Promise is to be abandoned, if at all, precisely because the traditional American confidence in individual freedom has resulted in a morally and socially undesirable distribution of wealth.*
Barack Obama would certainly agree with that assertion, because, among other recommendations, its author called for the expansion of executive authority, the growth of federal regulations and control of not only the economy, but of the personal lives of Americans to redirect them from their individualism to achieve social and nationalist ends, among them a morally and desirable redistribution of wealth. To make that possible, Obama proclaims, America must “break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution.”

Constraints, or obstacles to his quest for power? But, allow us to let Obama speak for himself.

This is our time…to reclaim the American Dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth -- that out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we hope, and where we are met with cynicism, and doubt, and those who tell us that we can’t, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes, We Can.”
From beginning to end in his campaign for the presidency, Barack Obama appealed to emotion, not to facts, not to men’s reason, not to their repugnance for selfless service to causes higher than themselves. I do not believe, as some commentators claim, that the Americans who voted for Obama were “lulled” by his emotionalist oratory. These are the Americans whom Ayn Rand might have said had “let it go” -- “it” being the idea of a great nation founded on the recognition of inviolate individual rights and the liberty to enjoy them without interference or coercion -- and have settled for a demagogue who offers hope and promises change.

In the name of the values the Founders argued and fought for, I would deem such Americans “Tories for statism.”

“Hope and change” are what Hitler promised the Germans who enthusiastically supported him even while he and the Nazis were impoverishing them in pursuit of the German “dream.” They believed him even when scandals broke concerning the racketeers, incompetents and charlatans that Hitler had assembled around him or who were appointed to the various ministries, just as Americans who support Obama will repress knowledge of the racketeers, incompetents and charlatans Obama is assembling for his White House staff and cabinet.**

Point Twenty-three of the Nazi platform should concern anyone reading this who is certain that the best way to counter Obama’s and Congress’s perfidious subversion of America is to spread the ideas of the Founders, of life, liberty, property and the pursuit of one’s own happiness. That Point in no way conflicts with the agenda of the Democrats, which is to adopt censorship but call it “fairness” and “equal opportunity.”

We demand legal opposition to known lies and their promulgation through the press….Publications which are counter to the general good are to be forbidden. We demand legal prosecution of artistic and literary forms which exert a destructive influence on our national life, and the closure of organizations opposing the above made demands.
While Obama is in office and while the Democrats control Congress, expect a demand to revive the “Fairness Doctrine,” in addition to renewed demands to regulate the Internet. The federal government already monitors the Internet to detect terrorist plots and its actions often render it sluggish and even inoperable. There is no reason to doubt that a government which regards Americans answerable to the state for their ideas and opinions and whose freedom of speech would be deemed counter to the general good and a destructive influence would not refrain from silencing critics by every foul and coercive means imaginable.

Obama cheerleaders, you will have asked for the incipient totalitarian regime that is about to take office. All others who value their freedom, you know what is now expected of you, to argue, while you still can, for the reinstatement of a republic of reason.

* Herbert Croly, The Promise of American Life (1909), Northwestern University Press, 1989, p. 22. Croly, founder of The New Republic with the guilt-soaked money of multi-millionaires, was a proto-fascist writer whose books influenced and were admired by a number of reformers, ambitious politicians, and dictators. It is noteworthy that he was heavily influenced by Auguste Comte, the French founder of Positivism and sociology who coined the term “altruism.” For the link between Croly’s Progressivism and the collectivist policies that have been adopted and continue to be implemented in the U.S. beginning with Teddy Roosevelt, see Jonah Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning.

**See Ian Kershaw's unparalleled two-volume biography of Hitler, Hubris and Nemesis for the kinds of men Hitler chose to consult on foreign and domestic policy and to run Nazi Germany. The Hitler “cult,” subscribed to by countless Germans, discounted any revelation of the ubiquitous criminality of Hitler’s “inner circle,” just as Obama’s political antecedents are discounted by Obama cultists, as well as the shady and murky backgrounds of the people he is now picking for his administration. But the best philosophical exposé of both Nazi Germany and modern America is Dr. Leonard Peikoff’s The Ominous Parallels: The End of Freedom in America (1982).

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One Terrorist Incident Can Ruin Your Whole Day

Fox guards the henhouse. Muslim reports on terror threats, and determines there's no threat.


FBI finds most terrorism threat reports baseless

Fri Nov 7, 2008


By Randall Mikkelsen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI tracked about 108,000 potential terrorism threats or suspicious incidents from mid-2004 to November 2007, but most were found groundless, aJustice Department review found on Friday.


The department's office of inspector general gave the figure in an audit of the FBI's terrorism case-tracking system, called Guardian, launched in 2002 after the September 11 attacks.


"The FBI determined that the overwhelming majority of the threat information documented in Guardian had no nexus to terrorism. However, as a result of information reported in Guardian the FBI initiated over 600 criminal and terrorism-related investigations from October 2006 to December 2007," the inspector general's report said.

The report did not discuss the result of the investigations.


FBI policy requires that each threat or suspicious incident reported by the public or other government agencies and law enforcement officers be reviewed to determine whether there is a link to terrorism.


The report expressed concern over delays in the development of a related system, called E-Guardian, for sharing terrorism-related information with local law enforcement. It said the automated Guardian system had improved since it was first implemented, and the number of incidents tracked had grown dramatically.


FBI spokesman John Miller said the agency had implemented steps to resolve concerns and it accepted recommendations made by the inspector general.

(Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

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Newsweek Editor: Obama Phenomenon "Creepy Cult Of Personality"

And, Evan Thomas seems to think that a lot of this creepiness emanates from the machinations of Obama himself.

Listen for yourself.



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And then the Russians apologized and disarmed

EU voices strong concern over Russian missiles
Friday, November 7, 2008

PARIS: The French presidency of the European Union expressed "strong concern" Friday over a Russian plan to station new missiles near Poland's border.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announced Wednesday that Moscow would deploy missiles in its western outpost of Kaliningrad in response to U.S. plans to station an anti-missile defence shield in Poland and the Czech Republic.

"The presidency of the European Union council expresses its strong concern after the announcement by President Medvedev ... of the deployment of a complex of Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad," the presidency said in a statement.

oooooooooh, strong concern

"This announcement does not contribute to the establishment of a climate of trust and to the improvement of security in Europe, at a time when we wish for a dialogue with Russia on questions of security in the whole of the continent," it said.

Morons, they don't want anti missiles around because it diminishes or eliminates their ability to BLACKMAIL YOU when it is advisable to do so. This has nothing to do with 'dialogging'

The Bush administration says its missile shield aims to protect its European allies against possible attack by "rogue states," particularly Iran, and by terrorist groups. Moscow views the system as a direct threat to its national security.

The Poles are not impressed, anyway

Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said Medvedev's move vindicated Warsaw's plan to station U.S. Patriot missiles on its soil, a deployment it persuaded Washington to make in return for its agreement to host part of the shield system.

Medvedev's plan "just shows that our decision to protect our air space with U.S. help is a correct one," Sikorski told the Polish parliament.

Sikorski said Poland and the United States were pressing on with negotiations on the logistical aspects of the deal without waiting for President-elect Barack Obama to take office.

Earlier this week, Sikorski said Obama had told him two months ago that he had concerns over the missile defence shield's effectiveness and whether it was not directed against Russia. But Sikorski said he expected Obama to push ahead with the system once he had secured reassurances over its aims.

In foreign policy Barack Obama is a naive fool. Our only hope is that in his determination to win at all costs, Obama will learn and adapt


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US Supreme Court awaits response to Berg Writ of Certiorari from Obama, DNC and co-defendants

For Immediate Release: - 11/07/08

U. S. SUPREME COURT AWAITS RESPONSE TO
BERG'S WRIT OF CERTIORARI
FROM OBAMA, DNC and Co-DEFENDANTS

(Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania – 11/07/08) - Philip J. Berg, Esquire, the Attorney who filed suit against Barack H. Obama challenging Senator Obama’s lack of “qualifications” to serve as President of the United States filed a Writ of Certiorari in the United States Supreme Court on October 30, 2008, requesting review of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Judge Surrick’s Dismissal of Philip J. Berg’s lawsuit against Barack H. Obama, Jr., the DNC and the other co-Defendants. Accordingly, the U. S. Supreme Court has set dates in which Barack Obama, the DNC and all co-Defendants are to respond to the Writ, which is on or before December 1, 2008.

Mr. Berg remarked today, “I look forward to receiving Defendant Obama's response to the Writ and am hopeful the U. S. Supreme Court will review Berg v. Obama. I believe Mr. Obama is not a constitutionally-qualified natural-born citizen and is ineligible to assume the office of President of the United States.”

Mr. Berg’s case, Berg vs. Obama was dismissed from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Docket # 08-cv-4083 for lack of standing. Mr. Berg filed a Writ of Certiorari for review of the case and an injunction to stay the election pending review. Justice Souter denied the injunction. It is expected that the Court will decide whether or not to review Berg v. Obama after the Defendants file their response, and Mr. Berg has replied to the Defendant’s response.

The Defendants' response is due by December 1st and Mr. Berg's reply will be submitted thereafter.

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Philip J. Berg, Esquire
555 Andorra Glen Court, Suite 12
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444-2531
Cell (610) 662-3005
(610) 825-3134
(800) 993-PHIL [7445]
Fax (610) 834-7659
philjberg@obamacrimes.com
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Reading the Tea Leaves...Rahm Emanuel? Chicago Rules

During this campaign we saw Barack Obama throw people away as soon as it was advisable to do so.
Samantha Powers
Robert Malley
Jeremiah Wright
Standouts in the the parade of Barack Obama being prepared to do WHATEVER IT TAKES.

Similarly, to get back in power, as leader of the democratic party's movement to achieve that in congress after 2004 Rahm Emanuel picked people to run in many states who MIMICKED as much as possible the conservative values which brought the republican party to rule in 1980 and beyond.
He didn't care if they were conservative dems.

Now we have a ruthless winner, who picked a ruthless winner to head up the White House.
Winning is going to be all.

READ IT AND BELIEVE IT...I GOT YOUR RAHM RIGHT HERE

"They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. *That's* the *Chicago* way!"
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Now, if they apply this in the field of foreign relations as well.....
DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY BUILT FOR A GENERATION

And one more thing to remember ... from a son of a bitch ..maybe the biggest American son of a bitch in the 20th century...
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I'm not quite sure if I should feel relief that people are appointed who will take effective action, or to be enraged that they will do it for a man who might feel the Constitutional constraints prevent him doing what he feels needs to be done.....maybe like packing the Supreme COurt with 13 justices?

The Republicans had better use their brains
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But, it's only what Michelle kept saying

Rich nations should ditch 'unsustainable' lifestyles: China's Wen
michelle_obama_scolding wontons.jpgChinese Premier Wen Jiabao and a top UN official urged industrialised nations Friday to alter their lifestyles and not let the global financial crisis hamper climate change efforts.

Industrialised nations should also help developing countries respond to climate change, Wen said at the opening of a two-day international meeting on global warming in Beijing.

"The developed countries have a responsibility and an obligation to respond to global climate change by altering their unsustainable way of life," the state news agency Xinhua quoted him as saying.

"As the global financial crisis spreads and worsens, and the world economy slows down, the international community must not waver in its determination to tackle climate change."

"Industrial countries must meet their technology transfer obligations," he told journalists.

I wrote of Michelle Obama, last April

Michelle Obama and the zero sum game of socialism.....
"The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more."

But yet there are still honorable, and well known historians who claim that's not socialism.

This example is minor. Other larger tests await, and unfortunately they come after the HUGE socialist bailout of banks, insurance companies, brokerages and apparently, the auto industry is up next. It's hard to justify denial of help to individuals, when the state has extended so much to people who spend $138,000 in banquet expenses as part of a $400k week, weeks after getting $80 billion in a bailout. Typically, one even wonders if the present administration even gave any of this such consideration.



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Another Leader in Defeating the Third Jihad

Rep. Sue Myrick of North Carolina founded the bipartisan Anti-Terrorism Caucus. "Members of Congress and the American public must know the threats we face from radical jihadist terrorists," she says. "The Anti-Terrorism Caucus will give Congress the tools and resources it needs to communicate those threats to the public, as well as help them make more informed decisions when it comes to terrorist issues."

Rep. Myrick hopes that the American public will see that Iraq is just one part of the greater war against radical Islamic Jihadists. She hopes that by forming this new caucus, Members can educate themselves on the threats we face so that they can take that knowledge back home and help educate their constituents.

This caucus now has over 120 members and is getting valuable information on things such as terrorist use of the internet, terrorist financing, and jihadist history and ideology.

Rep. Sue Myrick's also created her own “Wake Up America” Agenda. Her agenda:

1. Will call for a government investigation of all US military chaplains who were approved by Abdurahman Alamoudi (in the picture here with Gore and Clinton).

2. Will call for a government investigation of all US prison chaplains who were approved by Abdurahman Alamoudi.

3. Will call for the Government Accounting Office (GAO) to investigate the selection process of Arabic translators in the FBI and DoD.

4. Will call for the Internal Revenue Service to investigate the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) 501(c)(3) non-profit status which restricts “lobbying on behalf of a foreign government.”

5. Introduce a bill to make the preaching, publication, or distribution of materials that call for the death of American citizens, attacks on the United States Government or Armed Forces, or the financing of the means and/or operations to accomplish these acts, acts of sedition and/or solicitation of treason. How do you like that, Pastorius?

6. Will call on the Government Accountability Office to conduct an audit to verify the total sovereign wealth fund investment in the United States.

7. Will attempt to cancel scholarship student visa program with Saudi Arabia until they reform their textbooks.

8. Will introduce a bill to restrict R-1/R-2 religious visas for imams who come from countries that do not allow reciprocal visits by non-Muslim clergy.

9. Will introduce a bill to cancel contracts to train Saudi police and other security forces in US Counterterrorism tactics until the Saudi’s certify the prosecution of Al Qaeda financiers, like Yasin al-Kadi, and the detention of repatriated Guantanamo terrorists that keep being released into the general population after being “rehabilitated.”

10. Will introduce or sponsor a bill to block the sale of sensitive military munitions, especially Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAMs), to Saudi Arabia.

Sue Myrick called upon businesses in the greater Charlotte Area to contact her if their company could produce security chips like the ones used in U.S. e-passports. Currently, the U.S. Government outsources production of security chips found in U.S. e-passports to foreign companies! One such company was recently victimized by Chinese espionage.

And this was probably my favorite: Rep. Sue Myrick called on Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to revoke former President Jimmy Carter’s passport. This is in response to the former President traveling to Syria to meet with Hamas, an organization officially designated by the United States as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.

Check out her recommended book list. Pretty impressive.

Read what she has to say about the Islam's infiltration within our borders.

Read a good interview with her.

At the very end of making this post, I started searching for photos of Myrick, only to discover two articles on the IBA here and here, and one on The Gates of Vienna about Myrick, posted almost a year ago. I felt like a bonehead and I almost didn't post this, but we may have some new readers, and Myrick is still doing her work. She deserves to be supported, cheered on, defended, and praised. If you live in North Carolina, you can email her here. You can fax her from anywhere: 202-225-3389.

When she first started the caucus a year ago with the twice-a-month lectures by experts on "terrorism," she said Jihadis were perverting the teachings of Islam. But in an interview with her more recently, she said the Qur'an definitely has passages that promote intolerance and violence toward non-Muslims.

Which demonstrated to me that she's actually learning something. And hopefully the other 120 congress members in her caucus are learning too. Urge your representatives to join her caucus.

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You Can't Not Insult Islam

From Elder of Ziyon

From Lebanese news source Menassat:

The Moroccan Ministry of Communication banned the entry of the international-edition of the French daily L’Express to Morocco on October 31 because of a report that was published in its October 30 issue.

One of the articles was titled "Jesus, the rebel message," and another “Mohammad, prophet and warrior”, to establish the differences between Islam and Christianity.

Managing editor Christian Makarian said he didn't understand this reaction because the articles deal about the conflicting relation Islam can have with other religions, but never contained any defaming or offensive sentences.

The Moroccan Ministry of Communication simply banned the publishing of this newspaper, declaring that the report is “an insult to Islam”, based on article 29 of the Moroccan Press Code, which permits the ban of newspapers “when they insult Islam, the royal regime, the territorial integrity, the respect to the King and the public order.”

Magazine staff are surprised and don’t seem to understand why they are being blamed.

Preemptive measures were taken: in order to respect the Moroccan sensibilities, the face of Mohammad was veiled, in conformity with Islam to not show the face of the Prophet.

No precise article was mentioned, which means the whole report is suspected.

However, the report doesn’t bring any new information. The articles were inspired by Christian Makarian’s book, The confrontation: Jesus-Mohammad, with the sub-title, Jesus and Mohammad don’t speak of the same God.

According to the site algerie-dz, the part entitled, Mohammad, prophet or warrior, was the reason behind the ban, which would be a paradox, knowing that the Sira as well as the Quran described the warrior activities of Mohammad, even mentioning how he distributed his loot.

The document, going back to the Quran, also reminds that the Holy book mentioned that the “previous ones”, the Thora as well as the Gospels, were falsified, and that the Christians will add Mary to the Trinity.

Hence, the comparison between the Bible and the Quran, is difficult, with the ill-established bases.

“In respect to the religious sensitivity of our Moroccan readers,” adds Makarian, we took care to conceive a cover specially dedicated to the international edition, with the face of Mohammad being veiled, in conformity to Islams customs.

The image used is issued from an Ottoman manuscript of the XVI century and was not modified. Despite this special attention that shows our respect to the Moroccan public and Islam, we were banned. I don’t understand.”
Of course he doesn't understand. He thinks that there is a logic behind what Muslims will consider insulting.
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Obama Ordered By Scotus to Produce Birth Certificate?

From what I can tell this story is not true. However, Pamela put it up at her site, so maybe she knows more than I. Or, perhaps she jumped the gun.

From Atlas Shrugs:


SCOTUS SOUTER 

TELLS OBAMA 

TO PRODUCE 

BIRTH CERTIFICATE 

DECEMBER 1

This is interesting. Souter tells Obama to produce the vault copy by December 1, 2008. I believe the messiah will defy the Justices.


Who will force the issue? Who wants to open up that pandora's box?  Imagine if there is something on that birth certificate that  disqualifies Obama from the office of the President.  What are you going to do? Start a civil war? There will be blood in the streets you try to enforce the rule of law. This should have happened before the election. Obambi knows it too.

Here is the fraud report first reported at Atlas.

The Supreme Court and Obama's Birth Certificate organicpeas

If The Supreme Court Decides…?


At this point, Supreme Court Justice David Souter's Clerk informed Philip J. Berg, the lawyer who brought the case against Obama, that his petition for an injunction to stay the November 4th election was denied, but the Clerk also required the defendants to respond to the Writ of Certiorari (which requires the concurrence of four Justices) by December 1. At that time, Mr. Obama must present to the Court an authentic birth certificate, after which Mr. Berg will respond.


If Obama fails to do that, it is sure to inspire the skepticism of the Justices, who are unaccustomed to being defied. They will have to decide what to do about a president-elect who refuses to prove his natural-born citizenship.


"I can see a unanimous Court (en banc) decertifying the election if Obama refuses to produce his birth certificate," says Raymond S. Kraft, an attorney and writer. "They cannot do otherwise without abandoning all credibility as guardians of the Constitution. Even the most liberal justices, however loathe they may to do this, still consider themselves guardians of the Constitution. The Court is very jealous of its power - even over presidents, even over presidents-elect."

Also remember that on December 13, the Electoral College meets to casts its votes. If it has been determined that Mr. Obama is an illegal alien and therefore ineligible to become President of the United States, the Electors will be duty-bound to honor the Constitution.

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Friday, November 07, 2008

89 Percent of Muslim Voters Picked Obama

Ninety-five percent of respondents said they voted in the presidential election, whether at the polls or by absentee ballot. This is the highest American Muslim voter turnout ever reported.

Of those who voted, almost 14 percent said they did so for the first time.

One-fourth of respondents said they volunteered for or donated money to a political campaign in this election.

American Muslim voters are increasingly identifying themselves with the Democratic Party. More than two-thirds said they consider themselves Democrats. Most of the rest, or 29 percent, still consider themselves independent. Only four percent said they are Republicans.

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Fairness Doctrine? Meet the head of Obama's FCC Transition Team

Ahead of a widely-expected crackdown on free speech and political dissent by the incoming Obama administration, our Dear Leader has appointed a new FCC transition czar to oversee the process.

Henry Rivera, a longtime radical leftist, lawyer and former FCC commissioner, is expected to lead the push to dismantle commercial talk radio that is favored by a number of Democratic Party senators. Rivera will play a pivotal role in preventing critics from having a public voice during Obama's tenure in office.

Rivera, who resigned from the FCC nearly a quarter-century ago during the Reagan years, believes in a doctrine of "communications policy as a civil rights issue".

His exit during the Reagan Administration paved the way for the Fairness Doctrine's repeal when the late president appointed Patricia Diaz Dennis in 1986 to fill out the rest of Rivera's term. Had this not occurred, talk radio as we know it today would not exist.

That gives Rivera's new task a great deal of personal urgency: it's a late-career, second chance opportunity to shut down opposition voices that have been allowed to flourish since his depature from the commission.

In particular, Rivera is known for his push for more minority broadcasting ownership, but this issue has largely been rendered obsolete as former commercial broadcasting empires teeter on the brink of bankruptcy.

Rivera's first opportunity to eliminate commercial talk radio will occur in June 2009, as the term of Republican Robert McDowell expires and he can be replaced with a pro-Fairness Doctrine Democrat. That will give the commission a three-vote Democratic majority, though the final two seats must remain in Republican hands.

If they can strong-arm one of the three Republicans into leaving early, this can be implemented even sooner.

ie ...no congress, no Schumer, no nothing, Free Speech diminished by executive fiat. Does this guy even need Senate approval? Calling Mr. McCain, Mr. Bunning, Mr. Sessions, Ms. Collins and Snowe....

One issue facing Rivera and Obama's new commissioner is how the policy will be carried out. According to data from the 1970s, when the old doctrine regulated the content of speech on the radio, the FCC was forced to utilize a great deal of its resources sifting through tens of thousands of "unfairness" complaints. The FCC's staff might have to be increased substantially to accommodate listeners looking to censor radio programming in their area.


Meanwhile, Air America Radio apparently believes liberal talk radio will benefit from the Fairness Doctrine's implementation! In an interview with a broadcast trade publication, Air America CEO Bennett Zier seems to believe that conservative stations would be forced to carry libtalk programming in order to comply with the law (but wouldn't libtalk stations also be required to run conservatives?):



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Israel develops nuke hunting robots, drones...come vit me if you vant to live

Israel is increasingly worried about the threat of a nuclear, missile-equipped Iran. So the Israeli military is working on "a high-fly­ing, long-endurance unmanned in­frared sensor" that can tell the difference between "nuclear war­heads amid doz­ens of decoys sent to confound na­tional missile defenses," Defense News' Barbara Opall-Rome reports. "If implemented, the Israeli program will mark the first use of an unmanned platform for [n]uclear warhead hunting."

A prototype of the long-range, high-resolution target-discrimination sensor has already been tested aboard a business jet under a closely held Israeli-German program called Bluebird... [D]etails about the demonstrator remain classified...

"There's nothing comparable. Air­borne versions have been used as research tools, but nothing has ever been integrated into an active na­tional defense sensor network ... Certainly, there's never been any­thing like this mounted on a UAV [unmanned aerial vehicle]," an international industry consultant said.

The U.S. military experimented with putting infrared sensors on a Boeing 767, an effort called the Air­borne Optical Adjunct. It was quietly killed in the 1990s as the Pentagon sought to move all its missile defense sensors to space.

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Picking out a war­head from sophisticated decoys is "if not the most challenging, one of the most challenging problems that missile defense people are working," GlobalSecurity.org director John Pike tells Defense News. But it's not impossible.

He point­ed to the U.S. Navy's Cooperative Engagement Capability program, which overcame initial bugs and now allows Aegis cruisers to co­ordinate their radar tracks into an integrated picture of incoming missiles.


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Quotable Quote:

"People who are ashamed of their own culture will not defend it."

- Robert Spencer

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Women's Tennis Loses It's Sex Appeal



From With Leather:

The WTA features such stars like Ana Ivanovic, with her warm smile and natural beauty; Maria Sharapova, with her willowy limbs and blond locks; and Jelena Jankovic, with her… body.  But the women’s bodies are covered up, as the tour closes its season with the WTA Championship in Qatar.  Thanks, Islam!

Silhouettes instead of photographs, and computer manipulation to conceal thighs: that is how Qatar promoted this week’s season-ending WTA Championship. For years the WTA has appealed to sensuality to sell its stars, but the first experience of a Masters tournament in the Middle East left it with no alternative but to moderate its presentations. [...]

Qatar, which has experienced an opening to Western culture over the past few years, understood that change cannot happen overnight. So on the streets there is no sign of the WTA’s classic advertising posters, showing off the beauty of Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic and company.

I heard an interesting viewpoint from someone who said that, in a way, Islamic culture is more respectful to women because it keeps their bodies covered up, while Western culture exposes and exploits them.  And that’s a fair point.  What do you say, ladies?  Aren’t you tired of voting and having jobs?

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Obama’s Ten Point Black Manifesto

Now that Obama is our next President, here’s what he needs to do before anything else if he’s serious about helping his race and bringing us together.

ONE: Tell the world that America is no longer a racist country. In fact celebrate the fact that America has lived up to its values and practices what it preaches.

TWO: Tell the blacks in this country that America is not a racist nation and those blacks who say so are ostracized by him.

THREE: Tell black children that to study and get good grades is NOT a white thing and they should seek to excel and they too could be President someday.

FOUR: Appoint Bill Cosby to head the Department of Health and Welfare.

FIVE: Declare that rap music, especially gangster rap that degrades blacks and black women is an abomination and chastise the music industry for allowing such music to be produced and broadcast throughout the nation.

SIX: Inform the likes of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton that blacks are no longer victims and that shaking down the white establishment for their personal gain will no longer be tolerated.

SEVEN: Inform blacks that black males must stay with the women they impregnate and form a family unit to end the cycle of poverty in the black community.

EIGHT: To triple the term of punishment on any black person who knowingly sells drugs in the black community.

NINE: To encourage those blacks who have succeed wildly in their endevaors – specifically black athletes who make exorbanent amount of money by doing little else but show up at basketball games – to give a percentage of their earnings back to the black community for things like bonuses for teaches.

TEN: Tell blacks that it’s time to look within for the failings of their race and to take responsibility for their actions and work together to help each other attain the fruits of opportunity that this country provides. Every ethnic group that immigrates to this country attains middle class status within a generation - including black Africans. Why can't black Americans?

For those who think this post is racist – then you are only showing your ignorance.
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Jihad On Your Right To Free Speech



Judge Bans Use Of “Illegal” and “Aliens”

This may be proof that the world is about to collapse. An Arizona Supreme court Justice (McGregor) has banned the term "illegal" and "Aliens" in all the states court rooms.

I suppose Justice McGregor's next steps is to ban the term mass murderer (to be changed to multiple heaven deliverer), burglar (non returning borrower) and three-time-loser (to multiple state dependent). You will now get traffic tickets for maintaining good acceleration (speeding), Ignoring Simon (going through a red light) and in honor of the presidental debate drinking game, DUI will now be called MY Friends.

This is just total nonsense, it is what happens when this whole political correctness thing goes crazy. Read the full story below:

Judge Bans Use Of “Illegal” and “Aliens”
Judicial Watch Blog

Arizona’s Supreme Court Justice has agreed to enforce the Hispanic Bar Association’s demands of banning the terms “illegal” and “aliens” in all of the state’s courtrooms.

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Ministry of Truth : let's call drug dealers undocumented pharmacists, and home robbery suspects physical property adjusters. (ANON)

File under, 'can't make it up'

Judge Bans Use Of "Illegal" and "Aliens"

Arizona's Supreme Court Justice has agreed to enforce the Hispanic Bar Association's demands of banning the terms "illegal" and "aliens" in all of the state's courtrooms.

Claiming that the terms are inflammatory, the president of Arizona's Hispanic Bar Association, (known as Los Abogados) has asked state Supreme Court Chief Justice Ruth McGregor to stop using them at trials or hearings because they create perceptions of judicial bias.


joe-horses_ass03_mcgregor.jpgIn a strongly worded letter to the chief justice, Los Abogados' president says attaching an illegal status to a person establishes a brand of contemptibility, creates the appearance of anti-immigrant prejudice and tarnishes the image of courts as a place where disputes may be fairly resolved.

It further points out that no human being is illegal and that a national Hispanic journalism association has roundly criticized the reference for dehumanizing a segment of the population. The letter goes on to criticize the state's High Court for using the term "illegals" in at least two opinions and the term "illegal aliens" in dozens of others.

It concludes with a list of acceptable and unacceptable terms relating to illegal immigration. Among those the group wants banned are; immigration crisis, immigration epidemic, open borders advocates, anchor babies and invaders. Among the acceptable terms are foreign nationals, unauthorized workers and human rights advocates. Click here to see the entire list as well as Chief Justice McGregor's promise to enforce the requests.

Check out the list of banned and acceptable freedom of speech.

UNBELIEVABLE

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Continuing, it's the education stupid...


Education is about challenging, and allowing challenge to inspire critical thought.

Those who foolishly believe they represent social justice, and economic justice too often, far more often than on the right, believe to oppose them, since they are 'just' is to be unjust, and you must be made to acknowledge your 'wrong'.

At that point education becomes a re-education camp.

As we have in this classroom

This teacher is unqualified for her position.

Period

What were the textbooks she was required to read in college? Balanced in total? Did the courses adhere to the Fairness Doctrine at a state university? Who constructed the curricula? Who CHOSE who constructed the curricula?

How much damage is this person doing to honest dialog where all sides are acknowledged as trying to do right?


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Look-What-I-Found of the Day

Isn't it Beautiful?

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Jihad On Your Retirement Account

Democratic leaders 
discuss confiscating 401(k)s, IRAs

RALEIGH — Democrats in the U.S. House have been conducting hearings on proposals to confiscate workers’ personal retirement accounts — including 401(k)s and IRAs — and convert them to accounts managed by the Social Security Administration.

Triggered by the financial crisis the past two months, the hearings reportedly were meant to stem losses incurred by many workers and retirees whose 401(k) and IRA balances have been shrinking rapidly.

The testimony of Teresa Ghilarducci, professor of economic policy analysis at the New School for Social Research in New York, in hearings Oct. 7 drew the most attention and criticism. Testifying for the House Committee on Education and Labor, Ghilarducci proposed that the government eliminate tax breaks for 401(k) and similar retirement accounts, such as IRAs, and confiscate workers’ retirement plan accounts and convert them to universal Guaranteed Retirement Accounts (GRAs) managed by the Social Security Administration.

Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor, in prepared remarks for the hearing on “The Impact of the Financial Crisis on Workers’ Retirement Security,” blamed Wall Street for the financial crisis and said his committee will “strengthen and protect Americans’ 401(k)s, pensions, and other retirement plans” and the “Democratic Congress will continue to conduct this much-needed oversight on behalf of the American people.”

Currently, 401(k) plans allow Americans to invest pretax money and their employers match up to a defined percentage, which not only increases workers’ retirement savings but also reduces their annual income tax. The balances are fully inheritable, subject to income tax, meaning workers pass on their wealth to their heirs, unlike Social Security. Even when they leave an employer and go to one that doesn’t offer a 401(k) or pension, workers can transfer their balances to a qualified IRA.

Mandating Equality

Ghilarducci’s plan first appeared in a paper for the Economic Policy Institute: Agenda for Shared Prosperity on Nov. 20, 2007, in which she said GRAs will rescue the flawed American retirement income system (
www.sharedprosperity.org/bp204/bp204.pdf).

The current retirement system, Ghilarducci said, “exacerbates income and wealth inequalities” because tax breaks for voluntary retirement accounts are “skewed to the wealthy because it is easier for them to save, and because they receive bigger tax breaks when they do.”


So, now "wealthy" is being defined as those who save money. And, because we are "wealthy", it is ok to take our money away from us.

Honestly, with ideas like that being bandied around in our Congress, why fight the Jihad? If they actually attempt to push this through, it might be time for a new Boston Tea Party.

Maybe we should take all the condos owned by the Congressman apart, piece by piece, and throw them all in the Potomac River.

Ya' with me?
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